Sienna Miller has spoken out against wage inequality after being offered half the pay of her male co-star.
Miller, in support of Jennifer Lawrence’s op-ed on Lena Dunham’s site Lenny, told E! news that she had personally experienced the woes of the gender pay gap, in regards to what would have been, her latest project.
“I walked away from a play that I wanted to do because I was offered less than half of what the other man was offered and it was just the two of us,” Miller told E! news reporter Catt Sadler.
Without naming the production, or who her male co-star was, she lamented the loss of a project due to such a circumstance. Stating that it was a necessary position to take, Miller said: “I did what we have to start doing, unfortunately at the expense of our creative dreams.”
Bradley Cooper, who costars with Miller in the upcoming movie Burnt, also told media that he is in full support of both her and Lawrence.
“One thing I could say is that’s interesting because if you think that you only deserve a certain amount and that’s not correct, it’s about changing that mindset and sticking up for yourself the way that Sienna did. So that’s a great thing.”
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