Actress Emma Stone told Out Magazine that her male co-stars in the film "Battle of the Sexes" took pay cuts so she would receive the same pay as them.
“In my career so far, I’ve needed my male co-stars to take a pay cut so that I may have parity with them. And that’s something they do for me because they feel it’s what’s right and fair. That’s something that’s also not discussed, necessarily — that our getting equal pay is going to require people to selflessly say, ‘That’s what’s fair," she told the magazine.
Stone laments that her co-stars acknowledge that the pay gap is wrong and try their best to make it equal. Stone won her first Academy Award earlier this year for her role in "La La Land." In "Battle of the Sexes," she'll portray Billie Jean King during her 1973 match against former tennis champion Bobby Riggs.
Some wondered how many pay cuts Stone has had to take in the past.
Others think this is not the solution to gender equality.
That's very nice of the male costars but that's not the solution to the real problem of gender equality— Cade (@OVOCade) July 8, 2017
Carrie S thought this could lead to a new role for Stone.
Your costars are awesome. Maybe you all could use this to fight for gender equality in all workplaces. You'd be an awesome spokeswoman— Carrie S (@ClsScience) July 7, 2017