Swank: Male Actors Earn 10 Times More

Two-time Oscar-winning actor Hilary Swank has lamented Hollywood’s continuing failure to reward female stars with the kind of pay packets their male counterparts routinely receive. Speaking to an audience of students in Los Angeles ahead of the release of her new film “The Homesman,” Swank said her earnings would be dramatically higher if she were a man. “My male counterpart will get paid 10 times more than me — 10 times,” she told students at the Loyola Marymount University School of Film & TV. “Not double, but 10 times for the same job. We only have this much left for the female actress. I mean, there’s two genders on this earth. Both are compelling, interesting, diverse, wonderful in all their own separate ways. And yet there’s an influx of male roles and there’s just not for women.” At least not in the movies: TV’s better.

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