Oscar Winner Natalie Portman Says Gender Pay Gap is ‘Crazy’
• Published: January 13, 2017 4:14 am BDST
• Last Modified: February 9, 2017 6:58 am BDST
Oscar-winner, Black Swan famed Natalie Portman has slammed the gender pay gap as “crazy”. She says it is even worse in Hollywood than in other jobs.
The World Economic Forum predicts the global gender pay disparity may take up to 170 years to close.
The average global gap stood at 59 percent in 2016, it said in a report released last year.
Portman revealed that she was paid three times less than her male co-star Ashton Kutcher for her role in romantic comedy “No Strings Attached”. “Compared to men, in most professions, women make 80 cents to the dollar,” Portman told Marie Claire. “In Hollywood we are making 30 cents to the dollar.”
The 35-year-old star won a best actress Oscar in 2011 for her role in “Black Swan” and plays Jackie Kennedy in a forthcoming biopic about the former U.S. First Lady.