GET IT GIRL.
Robin Wright recently demanded to be paid the same as co-star Kevin Spacey for her work on Ã¢â¬ÅHouse of Cards,Ã¢â¬Â and I couldn’t be happier. Wright disclosed the news to a media junket yesterday at the Rockefeller Foundation. Spacey was reportedlyÃÂ 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!
Ã¢â¬ÅI was like, Ã¢â¬ËI want to be paid the same as Kevin,Ã¢â¬â¢Ã¢â¬Â said Wright, who plays Claire Underwood, the sinister counterpart and co-conspirator to SpaceyÃ¢â¬â¢s President Frank Underwood on NetflixÃ¢â¬â¢s popular show. Wright is a producer and occasional director for Ã¢â¬ÅHouse of Cards.Ã¢â¬Â
Ã¢â¬ÅIt 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 Ã¢â¬ËHouse of Cards,Ã¢â¬â¢Ã¢â¬Â said Wright, who had been talking about the problem of equal pay for women more generally.
Ã¢â¬ÅI was looking at the statistics and Claire UnderwoodÃ¢â¬â¢s character was more popular than [FrankÃ¢â¬â¢s] for a period of time. So I capitalized on it. I was like, Ã¢â¬ËYou better pay me or IÃ¢â¬â¢m going to go public,Ã¢â¬â¢Ã¢â¬Â Wright said with her trademark blinding-white grin. Ã¢â¬ÅAnd they did.Ã¢â¬Â
(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.