17 Feminine Stars Paid Much less Than Male Costars


For the extremely anticipated upcoming Olivia Wilde movie Do not Fear Darling, Oscar-nominated actor Florence Pugh was reportedly paid $700,000.

Whereas her costar, Harry Kinds, was reportedly paid $2.5 million — regardless of solely having two film credit to his title (certainly one of which was only a single scene).


Bryce Dallas Howard was paid “a lot much less” than Chris Pratt for the Jurassic World movies. Whereas Pratt was a giant draw (having just lately starred within the smash hit Guardians of the Galaxy), Howard had starred in additional than her share of worldwide blockbusters, like The Village, Spider-Man 3, Terminator: Salvation, and Twilight: Eclipse. She was additionally a SAG winner who’d been performing since she was a bit of child and gone to Tisch.

Responding to studies suggesting that she’d made $2 million lower than Pratt for the second movie, Howard stated she was really paid even lower than that. Fortunately, she stated Pratt fought for her to have an equal wage for franchise-related alternatives like theme park rides.


For American Hustle, each Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper made $2.5 million upfront. Amy Adams made $1.25 million, regardless of additionally being a lead — she made as a lot as Jennifer Lawrence, who filmed for half the period of time and was a a lot smaller character.

On the time, Cooper and Bale had been each one-time Oscar nominees. Adams was a four-time nominee. Lawrence had been nominated twice and received as soon as. Lawrence was arguably the most important star on the time, as she was starring within the Starvation Video games movies.


Viola Davis, an Oscar winner with 91 IMDb credit and probably the greatest actors of our technology, was reportedly paid lower than John Cena, Sylvester Stallone, and Joel Kinnaman for Suicide Squad.


Emmy winner and four-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams was paid $1,000 for reshoots for All of the Cash within the World (after Kevin Spacey was changed because the lead). Her costar Mark Wahlberg’s resume was spectacular too (he was an A-lister and two-time Oscar nominee), however he was paid $1.5 million — 150 instances what Williams was.


Ellen Pompeo was paid much less than Patrick Dempsey regardless of taking part in the titular character on Gray’s Anatomy. In early seasons, he made nearly twice as a lot as her.


Ashton Kutcher was paid thrice as a lot as Natalie Portman for No Strings Hooked up — the identical yr she received an Oscar. She was already an Oscar nominee and had been performing since childhood. Kutcher received a Razzie that yr for his efficiency in Killers and Valentine’s Day.


For the primary two seasons of The Crown, star Claire Foy, who performed Queen Elizabeth, was paid much less than Matt Smith, who performed her husband, Prince Philip.

The rationale producers gave for why Smith made extra was his latest Physician Who fame. Over the course of their time on the collection, Foy received two Emmys (and was nominated one other time), and Smith received one. Foy was additionally nominated for 2 BAFTAs for her position, whereas Smith was nominated for none.


Kirsten Dunst was paid a lot lower than Tobey Maguire for Spider-Man. Calling the distinction “excessive,” Dunst stated she did not notice how dangerous it was on the time. “I used to be similar to, ‘Oh yeah, Tobey is taking part in Spider-Man.’ However who was on the quilt of the second Spider-Man poster? Spider-Man and me.”

Each Dunst and Maguire had been profitable actors since childhood, however Dunst had clearly had a way more prolific profession, starring in The Bonfire of the Vanities, The Virgin Suicides, Interview with the Vampire, Convey It On, and Jumanji earlier than Spider-Man.


After a report claimed that Jessica Chastain made $7 million for The Martian whereas Matt Damon made $25 million, Chastain corrected the report, saying she made “lower than 1 / 4 of that in actuality.” Which means she made lower than $1.75 million to Damon’s reported $25 million.

Damon’s precise wage could have been lower than the reported $25 million, although Chastain didn’t appropriate his reported wage and was speaking about an enormous wage hole, so there was nonetheless an enormous distinction.


Julia Roberts was reportedly paid solely $300,000 for Fairly Girl, regardless of being an Oscar nominee who performed the titular “fairly girl.” And whereas her costar, Richard Gere, was a longtime star because of An Officer and a Gentleman, it had been nearly a decade since his final main hit. He reportedly made hundreds of thousands to look in Fairly Girl.

Each stars had been in all probability at about equal standing, with one notable exception: Jolie was an Oscar winner.


It is been reported that Zoe Saldana solely made $100,000 for her position in Guardians of the Galaxy. In distinction, Vin Diesel reportedly made hundreds of thousands to say “I’m Groot.” Chris Pratt made $1.5 million, and Dave Bautista made about $1.4 million.


Charlize Theron was provided decrease pay than Chris Hemsworth within the Snow White and the Hunstman sequel, main her to ask for equal pay. Whereas Hemsworth was a giant star (having starred in Thor and The Avengers), Theron was an excellent greater star, as an Oscar winner within the trade for twenty years at that time.


Mayim Bialik, probably the most well-known stars of The Large Bang Concept, was paid $200,000 per episode in 2017 — together with Melissa Rauch. The opposite 5 most important forged members (all male besides one) had been incomes $1 million per episode at that time.

The opposite stars really ended up taking a pay reduce to help Bialik and Rauch, who had been bumped as much as $500,000 for the final two seasons— nonetheless $400,000 lower than the opposite stars, although.


And eventually, Melissa McBride seems to make a lot lower than Norman Reedus in The Strolling Lifeless, regardless of having been the one different forged member there from the beginning. Reedus makes $1 million per episode, whereas McBride negotiated a $20 million contract for 3 years — which quantities to only over $400,000 per episode, assuming 16-episode seasons.

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