Amanda Seyfried: ‘I Was Being Paid 10% of What My Male Co-Star Was Getting’

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Actress Amanda Seyfried has spoken out against wage inequality, saying that she was once paid 10% of her male co-star’s paycheck in an interview with the Sunday Times.

“A few years ago, on one of my big-budget films, I found I was being paid 10% of what my male co-star was getting, and we were pretty even in status,” the actress told the newspaper. “I think people think that just because I’m easy-going and game to do things I’ll just take as little as they offer… It’s not about how much you get, it’s about how fair it is.”

Although she did not name the film or co-star, Seyfried’s comment echoes a national movement fighting for income equality which states that women make 78 cents for every dollar a man earns. Earlier this year actress Patricia Arquette used her Academy Award victory as a platform to support wage equality, prompting a standing ovation from the likes of Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez. “It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America,” the “Boyhood” actress said.

More recently, the flip-side of wage inequality was brought to the fore this past weekend during San Diego Comic-Con when it was reported that Jennifer Lawrence would make $20 million in her upcoming flick “Passengers,” while her co-star Chris Pratt will make much less.

Seyfried’s notable credits include “Les Miserables,” “Mamma Mia!,” “Ted 2” and “Mean Girls.”