Gabrielle Union Explains How Hollywood “Screws” Black Actresses Out of Big Paydays

Gabrielle Union Explains How Hollywood “Screws” Black Actresses Out of Big Paydays

Gabrielle Union is completed with the “low-balling.”

The L.A.’s Best actress spoke on the Sept. 21 episode of 9 to 5ish with theSkimm about how film studios “screw” Black stars out of massive paydays. What’s extra, she shared her technique for avoiding unhealthy presents, explaining that the easiest way to struggle in opposition to pay disparity is by becoming a member of forces with different stars.

“As Black actresses, there’s nearly disgrace concerned, as a result of we receives a commission a lot much less,” she mentioned. “When these Forbes lists come out about highest paid actors, you are like, ‘Oh, I am a failure… That is what they’re making? And I am nowhere shut.'”

Gabrielle mentioned actresses get screwed over after they do not share their wage data with one another.

“They assume, justifiably, rightly so, that none of us are speaking,” she went on. “And that is how they screw one another, as a result of any individual would be the carrot individual.”

As she recalled, “Generally you do not even know you are the carrot individual. They’re like, ‘Effectively, Taraji [P. Henson] closed at—I am utilizing fictitious numbers—one million. I imply, in any other case, Taraji’s going to take it.’ And you are like, ‘OK, properly, $350,000, I assume.’ And Taraji’s like, ‘Lady, I’ve made, $4 million.’ You are like, ‘Wait, what?'” 

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