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Gender pay gap in acting

Gender pay gap could be as much as 25% for actors

Cate Blanchett has spoken recently in a podcast with Julia Gillard about the huge gender pay gap between men and women in acting.

Despite acknowledging that Cate has won two Academy Awards and has three decades of experience under her belt she still finds herself having to fight for equal pay.

Gillard stated that a three-university study found the gap between female and male actors did not change between 2008 and 2015, and the difference in the gender gap could be as much as $1.1 million, or 25 per cent.

Blanchett who describes herself as a feminist is now starring in a tele series which describes the hard-fought battle by conservative woman Phyllis Schlafly to ratify America’s Equal Rights Amendment.

Asked her thoughts on misogyny Cate named Donald Trump as the worst example she has experienced. Her question to American women would be ‘Why did you vote for Donald Trump?’ That is part of the reason she has chosen to play the role of Phyllis Schlafly.

Cate believes that once we are post COVID-19 the arts will return strongly when restrictions ease. ‘Arts are a crucial part of a human drive to gather together in public and experience story’.

At present she is home schooling her five-year-old son and has a new- found huge respect for teachers.

This article has been prepared by Maddy Walter, Marketing. The information provided should not be relied upon as legal advice. You should speak with Rosa Raco directly about your specific circumstances via email rraco@wrlaw.com.au or phone 03 54996131