AceShowbiz - Pay disparity problems have been remedied on "Westworld". Evan Rachel Wood, who is one of the faces of the HBO hit sci-fi series, has revealed that she finally will be getting paid as much as her male co-stars, Anthony Hopkins and Ed Harris, after 2 seasons.
"I think I'm just now to the point where I'm getting paid the same as my male co-stars," Wood says in an interview with The Wrap's Sharon Waxman. The 30-year-old actress continues, "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. I was like, 'I have never been paid the same as my male counterparts… Never, never.' "
"I have not moved. And I'm not saying I'm in like dire straits. I'm very lucky…," she adds. "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."
"There's a lot of politics, but there's a lot of things that are now being talked about in a different way," The "True Blood" alum goes on saying. "There is a lot of stuff that goes on behind the scenes. There is a lot of trying to make things equal and trying to make things fair. But this is the first time that somebody made a point of being like, 'Hey you're getting this. And you deserve it.' And that was nice."
Salary disparity between male and female actors has always been an issue in Hollywood. Recently, it was revealed that "The Crown" star Claire Foy, who played Queen Elizabeth in the first two seasons of the Netflix series, was paid less than Prince Philip depictor Matt Smith.
EP Suzanne Mackie admitted that despite Smith not playing the main character on the series, he's still getting higher pay due to his experience on "Doctor Who". Mackie later promised that she would remedy the salary dispute. "Going forward, no one gets paid more than the Queen," she said at the INTV Conference in Jerusalem.