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Evan Rachel Wood Confirms She 'Just Now' Getting Equal Pay on 'Westworld'

Evan Rachel Wood Confirms She 'Just Now' Getting Equal Pay on 'Westworld'

Evan Rachel Wood is finally getting equal pay to her male co-stars on the hit HBO show Westworld.

“I think I’m just now to the point where I’m getting paid the same as my male co-stars,” she told The Wrap. “I was just told that, you know, ‘Hey you’re, you’re getting equal pay.’ And I almost got emotional. I was like, ‘I have never been paid the same as my male counterparts. Never, never.’”

She confirmed that the equal pay would happen in season three. Season two is just about to premiere on HBO.

“I think now we’re all doing equal amounts of work and really hard work,” she said, adding she’s made “pretty much the same amount of money on things for years.”

“I’m in like dire straits. I’m very lucky. It’s more about if you’re getting paid fairly, or the same, or if you’re getting paid less simply because you’re a woman, that’s not fair,” Evan said. “This is the first time that somebody made a point of being like, ‘Hey you’re getting this. And you deserve it.’ And that was nice.”

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  • Just Saying

    Her male co-stars were Sir Anthony Hopkins and Oscar nominated, GG winner Ed Harris, of course they were going to be payed more when she was just known for marrying Marilyn Manson.

  • Casey C

    AH isn’t in season two and Harris isn’t the main star. the show is predominantly about Dolores. also she never married MM

  • Just Saying

    Clearly was refering to season 1, where they used Anthony Hopkins to get people intersted on the show. Anyways, Evan Rachel Wood really isn’t a household name which is why she wasn’t payed like her most known, veteran co stars. Now that the show is somehow popular she can ask for more money.

  • Cooper

    It doesn’t matter who the main star is or how much you “participated” or worked. There are other factors that determine the worth of an actor. Here’s a list of celebs who made a ton more than there costars and it really doesn’t make a difference about gender.

  • Cooper

    The show is popular but the person I care about that should be making a lot more is Thandie Newton whose performance was on par if not far better than any actor on that show.

  • plez

    What about Thandie Newton? Is she getting paid as much as Wood? She’s as much part of the show as Wood. Newton and Wood credentials are very similar. Newton should be making as much as Wood.

  • Casey C

    shes a three time golden globe nominee, a two time emmy, critics choice winner, a cannes winner, satellite winner along with two other nominations, a two time sag nominee, and thats just a small selection of her awards and nominations, but yeah, she’s a total newbie. you’re going to provide a list of 16 people paid far more than their co-stars, 13 of which were male and you’re going to sit there and say gender isn’t a difference?? especially when one of them was Gillian Anderson who basically carried Xfiles for years, with and without DD and yet he was offered more, repeatedly, for the revival when she’s the far more reespected actor? c’mon

  • Cooper

    Still doesn’t make her a household name. This isn’t an indie production it’s a show that cost $$$ too make hence why they needed big names the first season and big numbers of people watching. This isn’t charity work it’s a business. She isn’t Meryl Streep for god sake. I’m glad out of the 13 examples you could only point out 1 which was unfair. That’s not the majority of the cases sorry to burst your bubble. Of course, there wasn’t a problem when Sandra made more than Matt right? As I see you didn’t mention that. Sexism goes both ways. If this is about “EFFORT” as Rachel indicated should be a factor than almost every case I listed would be a problem. Rachel set the standard don’t blame me she had a weak excuse.

  • imnobody

    shut up. ERW is not some big star. She’s not a household name and a lot of people have no idea who she is.

  • DsChubba

    Seriously? Evan Rachel Wood is in the leading role and should have been on leading role pay. Amazing and incomparable talent.

  • Just Saying

    For general audiences Evan Rachel Wood is a nobody, and maybe even Ed Harris too m but everyone knows who freaking Hannibal is. If they are using him for view they might as well pay him good $$$ for it.

  • Casey C

    me pointing out one didn’t mean it was the only one, simply one of the more ridiculous of your list of apparent ‘proof’ that gender isn’t an issue. Jimmi Simpson isn’t a household name, nor is Ben Barnes. yet seemingly they were paid more than her. why?

  • Casey C

    neither is a huge proportion of the cast, yet the men still paid more.

  • Maria M.

    I have no idea why she thinks she deserves to be paid as much as Ed Harris? Arrogant brat!