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The grim reality of Hollywood's gender pay gap

Michelle Williams got paid way less than her male co-star; it's a sad Hollywood tradition

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Michelle Williams, billed as the lead actress for All the Money in the World, got paid way less for reshoots than a supporting actor.

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"I didn't want to seem 'difficult' or 'spoiled ... until I realised every man I was working with definitely didn't worry about being 'difficult' or 'spoiled'." - Jennifer Lawrence

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"I knew I was being paid less and I still agreed to do it because the option comes down to do it or don't do it ... It doesn't mean I liked it." - Amy Adams

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"Ashton Kutcher's quote was three times higher than mine so they said he should get three times more." - Natalie Portman

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Emma Stone revealed that in her career, male co-stars have taken a pay cut so that she can have parity with them.

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"If I pushed for more money, I'd be replaced and no one would so much as blink." - Taraji P Henson

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"It's our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America." - Patricia Arquette

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Catt Sadler left the E! network last month because, she said, she was getting paid half of what her male co-star made.

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WHEN Michelle Williams attended Sunday's Golden Globes with Tarana Burke, the activist behind Me Too, the actress adeptly turned the focus of red carpet interviews back on the message she and other celebrity-activists pairs wanted to bolster: It's finally time to end sexual

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