As a Hollywood star, it's fair to assume that Patricia Arquette's not doing too badly.
But some of her ideas about who should be helping older women make more money weren't well recieved.
During her Oscars acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress, Arquette made a rousing speech, campaigning for equal pay for women.
However, talking backstage, Arquette appeared to urge oppressed groups to fight the corner of older women being underpaid.
"It's time for all the women in America and all the men who love women and all the gay people and all the people of colour that we’ve fought for, to fight for us now," Arquette added off-stage.
Oscars 2015 winners
Oscars 2015 winners
1/15 Best Actor
Eddie Redmayne picks up his award for Best Actor (Robyn Beck AFP)
2/15 Best Actress
Julianne Moore picks up her award for Best Actress for her role in Still Alice (Robyn Beck AFP)
3/15 Best Picture
The cast and crew of Birdman accept their Best Picture Oscar on stage
4/15 Best Supporting Actress
5/15 Best Supporting Actress
6/15 Best Director
'Birdman': Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu accepts the Best Director Award for Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
7/15 Best Screenplay
Birdman: Director Alejandro G. Irritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
8/15 Best Documentary Feature
CitizenFour: Laura Poitras (2nd L) embraces The Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald (C), as Mathilde Bonnefoy (R) and Dirk Wilutzky (L) (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
9/15 Best Adapted Screenplay
The Imitation Game: Graham Moore (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
10/15 Best Production Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel: Adam Stockhausen (Production Design) and Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration) (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
11/15 Best Visual Effects
Interstellar: Paul Franklin (2ndL) , Andrew Lockley (R) , Ian Hunter (L) and Scott Fisher (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
12/15 Best Animated Feature
Big Hero 6: Don Hall (C), Chris Williams (R) and Roy Conli (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
13/15 Best Cinematography
Birdman: Emmanuel Lubezki AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
14/15 Best Sound Editing
American Sniper: Alan Robert Murray (R) and Bub Asman (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
15/15 Best Foreign Language Film
Ida (Poland): Pawel Pawlikowski (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Many pointed out the irony of a wealthy white woman begging people who are often worse off in society to help her out.
In the United States and the UK alike, white women are likely to earn more than most minority ethnic groups.
Prominent feminist activist Roxane Gay was among those to articulate what she believed was controversial about Arquette's remarks.
The idea that queers & POC have had their time in the struggle spotlight long enough. Eek. Ma'am. Congrats on yr Oscar tho. You are talentedroxane gay (@rgay) February 23, 2015
Lesbians and women of colour really need to start pulling their weight in the fight for the rights of straight white women apparently.Matt (@mattalexscott) February 23, 2015
Nobody tell Patricia Arquette about all the queer women of colour that exist or her brain might explodecathy / κατερινα (@morlonbrondo) February 23, 2015
"People of colour at the back, get in this toast. To white women!" - Patricia Arquette at the Vanity Fair afterparty. #Oscars2015Ena Goquiolay (@talithaena) February 23, 2015
It is a shame that it's not enough women roles....especially women of color....but you not about to guilt trip me, white womanElliott James (@Mr1738) February 23, 2015
The simple fact that she called on gay ppl and ppl of color to support "all women" tells me her model idea of womanhood is cis and white lolPatti LaHelle (@_maleficentt) February 23, 2015
I fight for women, people of color, and women of color. I can walk and chew gum too, y'know...Morgan Jerkins (@MorganTheScribe) February 23, 2015
patricia's comments show the danger in not being hip to this whole intersectionality thing. women of color get erased.Tracy Clayton (@brokeymcpoverty) February 23, 2015