Hollywood pay gap: Charlize Theron negotiated raise to match Chris Hemsworth's $10million deal, reports say

The Oscar-winning actress reportedly discovered that she was being paid less than her male co-star, despite their equal billing

Helen Nianias
Monday 12 January 2015 13:30

Snow White and the Huntsman actress Charlize Theron reportedly had to negotiate in order to receive the same salary as her male co-star Chris Hemsworth.

After discovering that she was being paid less, Theron secured a deal worth "more than $10m" to match Hemsworth’s for their upcoming film The Huntsman, according to Page Six.

This news comes after the truth of pay disparity in Hollywood was revealed during the Sony hacking scandal.

Figures for American Hustle revealed that Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams were paid considerably less than their male co-stars.

A source told the website: "One knock-on effect from the Sony hacking scandal is that there will be more sensitivity about equal pay for actresses and hiring practices at movie studios."

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