Evan Rachel Wood says she only *just* got equal pay on HBO's Westworld, and isn't she, like, the star?
The wage gap is finally entering the national conversation in a significant way. In Hollywood, the pay disparity between men and women is notably uneven and, well, absurd. Mark Wahlberg made eight times Michelle Williams’ pay in All the Money in the World. Matt Smith made more than Claire Foy on The Crown, and Foy plays the queen. So when we heard that Evan Rachel Wood has finally reached pay parity on Westworld, we were shocked, because, wait, isn’t she the star of that show?
Okay, yes, one could argue that she, Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, and Jeffrey Wright are all co-leads, but c’mon — at its heart, Westworld is a show about a robot who becomes sentient, and WHO plays the robot at the center of the story? EVAN RACHEL WOOD.
Wood recently revealed that she just wrapped Season 2 and that her equal pay will kick in for Season 3.
She admitted that when she was hired, she assumed she’d make less than her co-stars: “Westworld, it’s like, I get it a little more. It’s like, ‘Well, you’re Anthony Hopkins or Ed Darris.’ However, she admits that her new pay bump is well-deserved. “I think now we’re all doing equal amounts of work and really hard work.”
Westworld Season 2 premieres on April 22nd, 2018 on HBO.