Over the past few years, actresses like Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lawrence and Natalie Portman have all spoken out against the ever-present gender pay gap between male and female actors. And it seems this even affects one of the most powerful women in the DC universe… Will Gal Gadot be the next actress to speak up?
Patty Jenkins’ new Wonder Woman movie has scaled the box-office charts to become one of the most influential and popular movies with a female lead in history and has since made over $500 million. However, the Daily Dot have claimed that the leading lady, and Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot was paid a ridiculously small fraction of what her male DC counterparts have earned in the past.
Gadot is said to have earned just $300,000 for her most recent role in Wonder Woman – which in Hollywood terms is pretty dismal. Especially since Superman’s Henry Cavill is said to have earned a hefty paycheck of $14million for his role in Man of Steel. Errrrrrr, nah girl….
This report comes from a 2014 report where the then-unknown Gal Gadot managed to score herself a three-picture deal with Warner Bros where she would receive $300,000 for each movie. If this deal is correct, these three movies would include the most recent Wonder Woman, Batman v Superman and Justice League. However, there are rumors she’s just bagged herself a contract for Wonder Woman 2 and we really hope she’s negotiated a fairer and more equal pay check for the sequel.
Although Gadot earned the same amount as Chris Evans for Captain America: The First Avenger, there’s no denying the difference between Cavill’s wage, and the 2% of that Gal Gadot earned for her leading role. I mean, Wonder Woman rocked. Superman? Meh.
Hollywood, this gender pay gap needs to change – ASAP!