HOLLYWOOD: After Cate Blanchett led the women’s march for gender equality at Cannes 2018, Hollywood actress Salma Hayek joined the gender debate on Sunday when she argued that her male counterparts should want to opt for pay cuts if they were to show solidarity with their female colleagues.
The Mexican actress who has been a leading voice in the #MeToo movement said, “It is not just the producers” who will have to change,“It is actors too. Time’s up. You had a good run, but it is time now to be generous with the actresses.”
She further explained, “If actors ask such inflated fees it will leave nothing for actresses. If the movie’s budget is $10m, the [male] actor has to understand that if he is making $9.7m, it is going to be hard for equality. Otherwise they will kill the movie.”
She even added,“I will be hated for saying this, […] I hope I can get another job.”
“The men are terrified. The predators are hiding. You feel this very palpable atmosphere,” she concluded.