Gwyneth Paltrow has spoken out about the male-female Hollywood pay gap, describing it as “painful”.
Speaking to Variety, the actress said, “Your salary is a way to quantify what you’re worth. If men are being paid a lot more for doing the same thing, it feels shitty.”
Gwyneth also referred to her longtime friend Robert Downey Jnr as an example. “Look, nobody is worth the money that Robert Downey Jr. is worth,” she said. “But if I told you the disparity, you would probably be surprised.”
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According to Forbes, Robert Downey Jr made $111 million in the last 12 months. Meanwhile, the highest paid female actress, Jennifer Lawrence, made an estimated $72 million.