Entertainment Benedict Cumberbatch will now reject roles if his female co-stars don't get equal pay, and we hope more men follow suit

13:09  14 may  2018
13:09  14 may  2018 Source:   hellogiggles.com

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Benedict Cumberbatch has vowed to turn down roles if his female co - stars aren' t given equal pay . The Sherlock actor spoke about what male actors can do to help ensure gender equality in Hollywood.

His roles till now have made certainly made us all respect his talent. His famous Goalcast speech, 2017 has inspired us a lot. Cumberbatch is planning to enlist more female dramas through his new production company SunnyMarch partnered with Adam Ackland.

Benedict Cumberbatch wearing a suit and tie© Greg Doherty / Getty Images

Today in very cool celebrity news, we all get one more reason to crush on actor Benedict Cumberbatch. The ‘Batch just revealed that from now on, he will reject roles if his female co-stars don’t receive equal pay. It’s a pretty awesome move that, we hope, encourages other men to do the same thing.

During a recent interview with Radio Times, the Avengers: Infinity War actor explained why from now on, he’ll only do projects where women are paid equally.

“It’s about implementation. Equal pay and a place at the table are the central tenets of feminism. Look at your quotas. Ask what women are being paid, and say: ‘If she’s not paid the same as the men, I’m not doing it.'”

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Benedict Cumberbatch has suggested that actors like himself should boycott projects that do not pay woman the same amount as their male co - stars . “It’s about implementation,” he says. “ Equal pay and a place at the table are the central tenets of feminism.

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Cumberbatch continued: “I’m proud that [my friend and partner] Adamand I are the only men in our production company; our next project is a female story with a female lens about motherhood, in a time of environmental disaster. If it’s centered around my name, to get investors, then we can use that attention for a raft of female projects. Half the audience is female. And, in terms of diversity, Black Panther is now the third most successful film of all time.”

The wage gap is just one inequality issue that women are fighting in Hollywood.

In 2016, women working full time in the United States were paid just 80% of what men were paid. That’s a wage gap of 20%. The gap has narrowed since the ’70s, but we still have a long way to go. According to AAUW, “if the change continues at the slower rate seen since 2001, women will not reach pay equity with men until 2119.”

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Academy Award-nominee Benedict Cumberbatch vows to not take roles in films in which his female co - stars would not receive equal pay . The "Avengers: Infinity War' star told Radio Times he would no longer sign on projects unless his female co - stars are receiving an equal wage".

Benedict Cumberbatch supported equal pay while promoting his latest TV series Patrick Melrose, Ben told Radio Times Magazine, “ Equal pay and a place at the table are the central tenets Source: Benedict Cumberbatch will turn down a role if his female co - star isn’ t paid the same. *applause*.

That isn’t acceptable, and women aren’t the only ones who need to participate in the fight. Men do too, which is why we’re so happy to see Benedict Cumberbatch take this stand. Now we just need more men to step up and do the same.

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