Hollywood’s fight for gender equality does not only tackle sexual assault and abuses, it also includes the right for equal pay between men and women.
Fortunately, ‘Game of Thrones’ actress Emilia Clarke, who plays the role of Daenerys Targaryen, confirmed that she’s getting paid the same amount as her male co-stars.
“It was my first job, and I was not discriminated against because I was a woman, in my paycheck,” said the ‘mother of dragons’ in an interview with Glamour at Cannes Film Festival.
The 31-year old star revealed that she, her colleagues, and employer were all transparent regarding their salaries and that is why they were able to achieve equal pay.
“You start to dig deep and see where [the pay gap] is rife in the industry. So I think it’s mainly in the beginning, just be aware of that and going, ‘Can you just check?’ You just start to fight harder for that stuff,” she added.
It was known before that HBO, the network that showcases ‘Game of Thrones,’ was once involved with equal pay controversy — in which ‘Big Little Lies’ actress Reese Witherspoon resolved alongside Time’s Up movement to close the pay gap between genders.