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This Actress Quit a Play After Being Offered Half the Wage of Her Male Co-Star

This Actress Quit a Play After Being Offered Half the Wage of Her Male Co-Star

Actress Sienna Miller is speaking out about the gender pay gap and inequality women continue to face in Hollywood.

Known most recently for her role in "Foxcatcher," Miller revealed that she quit a play after finding out that her male co-star was being paid more than twice what she was offered, according to ITV News.

"It was a play with just two of us on stage and I was offered less than half of what he was going to be paid," she said in an interview for Vogue's October issue.

"If it was two men, it wouldn't probably happen. Sad, but I walked away. The producer … wouldn't pay me within a million miles of what the male actor was being paid. And women always have to do more publicity than the men. The only way is to make a stand. We are going to have to make sacrifices to make change. I want to turn up and feel dignified."

According to ITV News, Miller joins fellow actresses Rose McGowan, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence, and Maggie Gyllenhaal in exposing sexism in the film industry. 

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