Thandie Newton revealed that she would never accept any acting jobs that paid her less than her male counterparts while discussing the fact she just received equal pay for “Westworld” Season 3, Vanity Fair reported.
“I wouldn’t do anything if it didn’t. Definitely not,” she said of projects that wouldn’t match the male actors’ pay. “F–k that. It literally sets a precedent, and (HBO is) leading the way, which is amazing.”
The 45-year-old actress confirmed to Vanity Fair that she will get equal pay for her appearance in “Westworld” Season 3 after co-star Evan Rachel Wood revealed earlier this week that her salary would match that of her male counterparts.
“They’re all happening right now, and yeah, we’re all equal across the board,” Newton told the mag.
“It’s really exciting. It’s unprecedented. It’s—goodness; it shatters so much calcified pain, resentment, frustration. It just shatters it.”
It really is a shame that in 2018 we’re still fighting for women to make the same wages as men for the same work.