When it comes to equal pay for leading ladies in Hollywood, actress Amy Adams has fears that if she was to complain about her pay she’d look “ungrateful.”
Read on to see what Amy Adams is saying about low salaries in other industries are a bigger issue…
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You may recall, Amy Adams, 43, salary came under scrutiny when Sony was hacked in 2014 and leaked emails showed she and Jennifer Lawrence were paid less than their male co-stars, Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale on their movie ‘American Hustle.’
Unlike her costar Jennifer Lawrence, who penned an essay addressing the Hollywood wage gap afterward, Amy has stayed largely silent on the subject until now.
Amy understands Lawrence point of view, however, she’d rather focus on people in much less well-paid industries getting paid what they’re worth.
Everyone wanted me to talk about how I felt about it, but I want to fight for people outside our industry, so to come out and look ungrateful about what I’m paid as an actress just didn’t feel right. I do believe in equal pay, but let’s start with our teachers. Let’s get waiters paid the minimum wage. That’s what’s great about what’s happening with Time’s Up – we’re starting to have bigger conversations than just about what’s happening in Hollywood.
The ‘Sharp Objects’ star – who has seven-year-old daughter Aviana with husband Darren Le Gallo admitted she’s previously been asked to audition for roles in just a bikini, which she never felt comfortable with, but she doesn’t think her experience was unusual.
We can relate, we’ve done the same types of auditions our self.
Amy told the Sunday Telegraph magazine who asked: “if there are any early incidents from her career that she wouldn’t be comfortable with now?”
Yes, and I wasn’t OK with it back then either. I had to audition in a bikini. I didn’t get the role, because the character would be filmed wearing one and I don’t look good in swimwear. I really don’t. And that’s OK – that’s not why I was put on this earth. But I don’t know a single woman, working in any industry, who doesn’t have a story like that, about feeling vulnerable.