GET IT GIRL.
Robin Wright recently demanded to be paid the same as co-star Kevin Spacey for her work on “House of Cards,” and I couldn’t be happier. Wright disclosed the news to a media junket yesterday at the Rockefeller Foundation. Spacey was reportedly making $500,000 per episode for his work on the series back in 2014, before season 3 of the show debuted. At the time, Last year, Forbes reported that Wright made $5.5 million for her work on the show, which would be around $420,000 an episode. Now that’s a lot of money but honestly, both work equally hard to be the terrible, fascinating people they portray on the show. SLAY ROBIN, SLAY!
“I was like, ‘I want to be paid the same as Kevin,’” said Wright, who plays Claire Underwood, the sinister counterpart and co-conspirator to Spacey’s President Frank Underwood on Netflix’s popular show. Wright is a producer and occasional director for “House of Cards.”
“It was the perfect paradigm. There are very few films or TV shows where the male, the patriarch, and the matriarch are equal. And they are in ‘House of Cards,’” said Wright, who had been talking about the problem of equal pay for women more generally.
“I was looking at the statistics and Claire Underwood’s character was more popular than [Frank’s] for a period of time. So I capitalized on it. I was like, ‘You better pay me or I’m going to go public,’” Wright said with her trademark blinding-white grin. “And they did.”
(Via Huffington Post)
Um, some other actresses should take a page out of Robin’s book. I know she’s huge, but still. It shouldn’t be that much to ask for equal pay for equal work.