We're With Gwyneth Paltrow on Hollywood Pay Discrepancies

Gwynnie, she's never short of a word or too. Mostly it's via her website Goop, where she helps impart advice about how best to yawn, or steam cleanse your nethers. This time, however, her words have been more readily received.

Speaking of her role opposite Robert Downey Jr. in The Avengers, the mother of two told Variety, "Look, nobody is worth the money that Robert Downey Jr. is worth. But if I told you the disparity, you would probably be surprised. Your salary is a way to quantify what you're worth. If men are being paid a lot more for doing the same thing, it feels sh*tty."

Robert Downey Jr was named the highest paid actor in Hollywood last year, earning $80 million. 43-year-old Gwyneth Paltrow earned in the region of $9 million "mainly from endorsements."

Us Weekly reports that "the highest-paid actress on the Forbes' list, Jennifer Lawrence, made $52 million last year - a whopping $28 million less than Downey Jr."


Is this something you've similarly experienced in the workplace?

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