The whole issue with the gender inequality in Hollywood is nothing new and we have been hearing about it for quite some time now, although it does not appear that anything is actually being done about it. many stars have come out to voice their concerns with the lack of equality in Hollywood, with actresses getting paid much less than the actors in the industry.
Now, British actor Daniel Radcliffe has spoken out to give his views on the gender inequality in Hollywood, admitting that he is still amazed that something like this can still happen today. Daniel pointed to the situation with the hit movie American Hustle, where the actresses were paid significantly less than the actors for the film.
Radcliffe explained, "It is nuts to me. I’m incredibly glad it (gender equality) has come up because I had just f**king naively thought this was not an issue any more because how can this still be happening? It’s crazy. It is definitely the time for our industry to step up. Especially if we want to pride ourselves on being a liberal, progressive industry then you can’t be doing that."
He added, "What I found shocking about the whole American Hustle thing, and please correct me if I’m wrong - but if I have this right, they had all the boys on one deal and all the girls on another deal. That, to me, is shocking... stuff like that is crazy and the thing I can’t help but think is ‘Who? Who’s doing that? What guy is sitting in a studio somewhere thinking let’s f**k the girls out of some money’?"
There has been plenty of talking about the gender pay gap getting closer and closer but it is still some way off of being what it should be. While we hope to see this issue being resolved, we think it could still be some time yet.