Evan Rachel Wood Is Getting Equal Pay For Westworld

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Jun. 5 2018, Published 3:48 a.m. ET

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Ask and you shall receive. No, it isn’t always that easy but Golden Globe nominated actress Evan Rachel Wood fought for equal pay for her salary for Westworld and she will be receiving it for Season 3.

“I was just told that, you know, ‘Hey you’re, you’re getting equal pay.’ And I was like [gasp]. And I almost got emotional,” Wood said in an interview with The Wrap. “I was like, ‘I have never been paid the same as my male counterparts … Never, never.’”

Wood has been an outspoken member of the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements. 

“I’m always fighting for [equal pay],” Wood added. “And I have turned down projects [because of it]— Westworld, it’s like, I get it a little more,” she said laughing. “It’s like, ‘Well, you’re Anthony Hopkins or Ed Harris.’ But I think now we’re all doing equal amounts of work and really hard work.”

Wood is a highly paid actress. Although she’s aware of this,  it is really about the principle of the matter.

“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,” she said.

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