Anne Hathaway Says Negotiating Salaries Is Different Because She's a Woman

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Anne Hathaway is now another name on the list of those women on Hollywood who say they are discriminated against when it comes to pay.

Anne Hathaway told People Magazine that, generally speaking, she does not feel poorly-treated as a woman, but there are some differences.

"Thankfully I don't feel like I've ever been treated any differently because I’m a woman, but I do see it reflected in the type of roles that I'm offered, [and] when negotiating salaries it comes up," Hathaway says.

Anne Hathaway continued, "And when you just look at the landscape, when you hear the statistic that only 30 percent of speaking roles in all films are women, you just go: 'Okay, well, there's so much more room for improvement there. So I think things are probably better than they ever have been, but there's still many miles to go before we can call ourselves equal."

Amanda Seyfriend has noticed the pay disparity just like Anne Hathaway has. Earlier this year, Amanda Seyfried was furious when she found out how much she was getting short-changed.

"A few years ago, on one of my big-budget films, I found I was being paid 10 percent of what my male costar was getting," Seyfried told the Sunday Times. "And we were pretty even in status."

Amanda Seyfried sees this kind of uneven work area as ridiculous.

"I think people think that just because I'm easygoing and game to do things, I'll just take as little as they offer," Seyfried said. "It's not about how much you get, it's about how fair it is."

Seyfried's friend and co-star Lizzy Caplan says that one would think there would not be that kind of inequality in a business like film nowadays, where female execs are on the rise.

"I mean, (look at) wage inequality even in our business, which is supposed to be this progressive side of things," Caplan said. "I mean, it's insane and it really pisses me off. I could go on a really hardcore feminist rant right now, but I'm not going to do that."

Charlize Theron used the information learned from leaked Sony emails to get an equal asking price as her male co-star Chris Hemsworth for Snow White and the Huntsman.

"I thought about the temperature out there - with finding out what Jennifer [Lawrence] and Amy [Adams] were being paid on a set with guy actors who are their counterparts ... They're just as good as any of the guys on there," Theron said. "Yeah, that pissed me off."

Anne Hathaway is a hotly sought-after name nowadays, but Jennifer Lawrence is still the top earner. But even Lawrence is a victim of the female pay disparity difference.

Mike Tuttle
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