Taraji P Henson wants to continue gender pay gap discussion
Los Angeles, Nov 23 (PTI) Taraji P Henson and Amy Adams hope to be part of the movement to continue the conversation
about the gender pay gap in Hollywood.
The “Empire” star feels it is important for actresses to speak up about how they are affected by the difference in
wages paid to men and women, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Taraji said, “Have we seen enough representation of African-American stories? No.
“But has Hollywood been horrible to me? No. I’ve worked. Did I get paid what I deserve? That is the question we should
be talking about.”
While Amy added: “Who you should be asking is the producer. ‘Do you think minorities are underrepresented? Do
you think women are underpaid?’
“We are always put on the chopping block to put our opinion out there, and that question is never asked. I’m like,
‘Why don’t you ask them and then have their statements be the headlines in the press?’ I don’t want to be a headline anymore
about pay equality.”