She’s an inspiration to us all.
Robin Wright, who plays the iconic Claire Underwood on Netflix’s House of Cards, recently spoke about how she had to fight for equal pay.
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The actor discussed the issue while she was in New York City in conversation with the president of The Rockefeller Foundation, Judith Rodin. According to a press release from the foundation, Wright said, « The inequality, what women earn, 82 percent of what their male counterparts make kind of on an average. And you do have to shame and guilt them into it. »
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“I was like, ‘I want to be paid the same as Kevin,’” she said. “It was the perfect paradigm. There are very few films or TV shows where the male, the patriarch, and the matriarch are equal. And they are in House of Cards. »
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Wright continued, “I was looking at the statistics and Claire Underwood’s character was more popular than [Frank’s] for a period of time. »
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