Tracee Ellis Ross issued a statement to help clarify her position after it was reported earlier this week that she’s considering devoting less time to ‘Black-ish’ unless the disparity between her pay and co-star Anthony Anderson’s pay is addressed.
The Hollywood Reporter ran a story about a recent #TimesUp meeting among women in Hollywood where Tracee’s ‘Black-ish’ pay became a topic of conversation. According to their sources, Tracee said that she makes ‘significantly less’ money than Anthony for her work on the show and unless it’s rectified she’ll appear in fewer episodes while guest starring on other shows to make up the difference.
According to Tracee, the words used in the initial report weren’t hers and were misconstrued. During the process of renegotiating her contract she felt like she deserves money that reflects the amount time and dedication she puts into the show.
You can read her full statement below:
— Tracee Ellis Ross (@TraceeEllisRoss) January 21, 2018
An ABC source told The Hollywood Reporter that while Tracee’s new deal will “significantly increase” her salary, the two actors’ roles aren’t “equal” as Anthony also serves as an executive producer and was part of the project during the early stages of development.