Five Oscar nominations and one gold statuette do not guarantee equal pay for actors. Julianne Moore, who shared her view of the problem with the journalist of The Telegraph, knows this firsthand
The 58-year-old actress has been in the movies for more than thirty years, but she cannot answer the question whether she is paid as much as the actors of her level. “Oh no. Definitely not, ”Moore replied with a laugh. She explained that actors in independent films can count on equal earnings, since they often receive a percentage of profits, rather than a certain fee. And in the films of large studios, payment is calculated from the point of view of hierarchy. “If the actor has the main role and he is a big star, he will be paid more. But the main problem is that actors and actresses who are equal in status and roles should receive equally. Obviously, this is very difficult, ”Julianne reasoned.
The question of unequal wages in Hollywood has been discussed for several years. Special public outrage was caused by the situation with the fees of Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams, who played the main roles in the film “All the Money of the World”. The actor was paid $ 1.5 million for the re-filming, while his colleague received less than $ 1,000. Many celebrities spoke on this subject: Angelina Jolie, Patricia Arquette, Emma Stone and Scarlett Johansson, recognized as the most paid actresses in Hollywood, and Jennifer Lawrence wrote an essay entitled “Why I earn less than my male colleagues”.