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Cynthia Erivo Gets Candid About Fighting for Equal Pay

Cynthia Erivo Gets Candid About Fighting for Equal Pay

Cynthia Erivo is opening up about salary, and fighting for fair pay for roles.

The 34-year-old Harriet actress spoke out during TheWrap‘s Welcome to Power Women Summit 2021.

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During the discussion, she opened up about her experience with equal pay in the industry.

“It’s really bloody hard, that’s my experience,” she expressed.

“It’s really bloody hard, it’s always a fight, you spend so much time explaining why you’re worth the money that you’re worth,” she continued.

“And it makes it really difficult to step on a set when you think that you had to struggle to get the thing that you deserve. I don’t know why we’re still in this phase in 2021, it doesn’t make sense,” Cynthia went on to explain.

“And I know that I’m willing to keep fighting and I’m lucky enough to have a team that will stick with me through everything and try to get what it is that I need in order to tell a story.”

It was recently revealed that she’s taking on a massive role!

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