Dr Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch has made a stance on equal pay in Hollywood. the MCU star has sounded off stating that he won’t accept a role unless his female co-star gets equal pay!
It’s a pretty admaral stance for one of Hollywood in demnd actors, but it’s nic to see that Benedict Cumberbatch is actually doing what he is saying and not just saying empty words. Read on…
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Cumberbatch spoke with Radio Times revealing that he won’t accept a role unless his female co-lead gets the same pay as him. He encouraged other male actors to do the same, and actively work to decrease the pay gap between men and women in the industry.
Equal pay and a place at the table are the central tenets of feminism. Look at your quotas. Ask what women are being paid, and say: ‘If she’s not paid the same as the men, I’m not doing it.
He also revealed that he’s also working to promote more female-focused stories through his production company, Sunnymarch. Cumberbatch explained about his next project is about “motherhood” against the backdrop of an “environmental disaster.”
I’m proud that [partner] Adam [Ackland] and I are the only men in our production company; our next project is a female story with a female lens about motherhood, in a time of environmental disaster. If it’s centered around my name, to get investors, then we can use that attention for a raft of female projects. Half the audience is female!