Emma Stone is bridging the pay gap with the help of her male co-stars.
The Oscar-winning actress revealed in her OUT Magazine cover story this week that several of her male co-stars have taken pay cuts in order for her to get paid equally for her work.
“In my career so far, I’ve needed my male co-stars to take a pay cut so that I may have parity with them,” she told OUT. “And that’s something they do for me because they feel it’s what’s right and fair.”
Stone, 28, did not reveal which films she was referring to or what actors have done this for her, but she most recently starred alongside Ryan Gosling in “La La Land,” for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
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“If my male co-star, who has a higher quote than me but believes we are equal, takes a pay cut so that I can match him, that changes my quote in the future and changes my life,” she added, noting she was grateful to the men who have done this.
“It’s not about, ‘Women are this and men are that.’ It is, ‘We are all the same, we are all equal, we all deserve the same respect and the same rights,” Stone continued.
In her next film, “Battle of the Sexes,” she portrays tennis great Billie Jean King, while Steve Carrell plays Bobby Riggs.
Stone notes that the sexism King faces in the ’70s is still fairly evident today.
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“It still feels like we’re in a bad dream, but those parallels make sense to me — the equal-pay issue makes a lot of sense to me,” she told the mag. “At our best right now we’re making 80 cents to the dollar.”
Ahead of the “La La Land” release, Stone told Vogue in Nov. 2016 that there’s no excuse for the gender pay gap.
“It’s insane,” she said.
The actress’ reps did not immediately respond to a Daily News request for comment.
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“Battle of the Sexes” is due out on Sept. 22.
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