Amy Adams has steered clear from commenting on Hollywood’s gender pay gap in the past through fear of looking “ungrateful”.
Prior to the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements swept the globe, the “Man of Steel” actress found herself at the focal point of a debate over sexism within the film industry.
In 2014, thousands of email accounts at Sony were hacked and it was revealed that the 43-year-old and co-star Jennifer Lawrence were paid significantly less than their male counterparts, Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale, for American Hustle.
Although Lawrence is renowned for being vocal on the subject, her fellow actress was hesitant to comment.
In an interview with The Telegraph, Amy revealed shared her view on the matter.
“Everyone wanted me to talk about how I felt about it, but I want to fight for people outside our industry, so to come out and look ungrateful about what I’m paid as an actress just didn’t feel right.” she expressed.
“I do believe in equal pay, but let’s start with our teachers. Let’s get waiters paid the minimum wage. That’s what’s great about what’s happening with Time’s Up – we’re starting to have bigger conversations than just about what’s happening in Hollywood,” she added.