Nia Long mirrored on the wages of ladies within the movie business. The actress spoke with the Related Press in regards to the gender pay hole and if Hollywood is making a concerted effort to vary the best way issues are arrange for ladies within the wake of the Me Too and Occasions Up actions.
“I’ve watched so much of males get wealthy off of the movies that I’ve finished, and I used to be being paid peanuts,” Long stated.
The Love Jones star stated that previously when she spoke up about being paid pretty, she was shut down by males within the enterprise.
“Once I requested or needed extra, I used to be thought-about troublesome, outspoken, entitled, and all of the issues that shouldn’t be used to explain a lady who has earned her area, her place and delivers,” Long said. “And that simply doesn’t apply to me, that’s for everybody.”
Due to ladies rallying collectively and males together with NBA star Steph Curry being vocal about gender equality, the 47-year-old stated that she’d witnessed a shift in how society is valuing the work of ladies.