Benedict Cumberbatch Demands Equal Pay For Female Co-stars
Everyone’s favorite Sherlock and Dr. Strange- Benedict Cumberbatch has just won over his female fans again! Benedict Cumberbatch is using his popular star image and sizable platform to bring forward a much needed change in the industry. Finally a man with a decent insight on feminism. Maybe, the feminists out there can modify their ‘All men are trash’ now! (Also read: 6 Hollywood Movies You MUST Avoid If You Are a Feminist!)
Benedict Cumberbatch has lately announced that he will turn down all roles unless his female co-stars are paid equally. In one interview with The Radio Times, Benedict Cumberbatch declared that he was fighting the gender pay gap with his decision.
Here’s What Benedict Cumberbatch believes-
Benedict Cumberbatch shared,
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.’
2017 has been a tough year for Hollywood. As women coming forward to report harassment, movements like #Time’sUp and #MeToo gained the central stage. Coupled with this, female stars also shared their experiences of being duly underpaid, and it’s time for actors like Benedict Cumberbatch to do something for the industry!
Furthermore, Benedict Cumberbatch also reveals that his new business venture will focus on women-centered stories. He believes that this is not only the right thing to do, but also excellent business. Additionally, Benedict Cumberbatch said,
I’m proud that Adam and 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 audience is there! It’s about facilitating platforms for talent. If you do that, the combination is combustible – world-beating. That’s what we want to do.
Now that Benedict Cumberbatch has starred in the most favorite movies of all times, like ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘ and ‘Star Trek into Darkness‘, he is in a perfect position to ensure that his conditions must be met!