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Keira Knightley Hasn't Made Less Than Her Male Co-Stars In Her Past 2 Films

Keira Knightley Hasn't Made Less Than Her Male Co-Stars In Her Past 2 Films

Keira Knightley is on the cover of one of Elle magazine’s Women in Hollywood issues, on newsstands October 23.

Here’s what the actress had to share with the mag…

On asking about her pay in relation to her male costars: “It didn’t even occur to me. It felt like something you couldn’t question. But I do ask now, and I can safely say that in my last two films, I have not made less than the men I’ve been working with.”

On becoming famous as a young woman: “The double standards that women face are so extreme, particularly at that age. Men are meant to be getting drunk and falling out of clubs. Then [people] go, “Yeah, you’re cool!” But if I’d been seen as a party girl, it could’ve been the end of my career. We also live in a society that gives unbelievably difficult messages to young women. You’re meant to be thin, but not that thin. You’re supposed to go out and have sex, then people say, “No, you’re a slut.” You’re always too much of something.”

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  • Utope

    She has very interesting things to say in regards to the pay gap. Most women are still experiencing this. She’s in a bit of a better position to negotiate her salary I think than women working in other professions, but the point is the same we’re all still facing a gender gap when it comes to salaries. I’m glad she’s openly talking about her situation.

  • Curt Noydb

    What are the parameters of her “pay gap”? On screen time, size of part, etc. This crap that I should get paid the same as everyone else is nonsense. How much do you contribute. Quite frankly, I couldn’t say what her last two films were outside of the Pirates movie (in which she sucked in all but the first) beyond that I thought she was retired.