Jessica Chastain is opening up about the gender pay gap in Hollywood.
The Oscar-nominated actress was asked about it during a recent interview.
“I love the article that Jennifer Lawrence wrote about the pay gap — I thought it was so important,” Jessica told Business Insider. “I love that people are talking about it. It makes sense that journalists are asking actresses and actors about it because, seriously, producers aren’t the ones doing press.”
Jessica also said, “For me, I’m not in an industry where I’m starving. I’m so lucky to have this job, I’m compensated for my work in an incredible way. But what I do ask is when I join a production I want to make sure that the male actor isn’t making four times my salary, which has been true, or seven times my salary. And if that’s true you go, you know what, I don’t need this job. It’s not really asking for more — it’s asking for something that is respectable and equal to the male actor and you have to go, why are women being valued less?”
In case you missed it, read Jennifer‘s poignant essay here!
Pictured: Jessica attends The Cinema Society screening of her new film Miss Sloane with director John Madden and actors Jake Lacy, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Sam Waterston at SAG-AFTRA Foundation Robin Williams Center on Saturday (December 3) in New York City.
FYI: Jessica is wearing an Elie Saab jumpsuit, Piaget earrings, and Jimmy Choo shoes.