Kate Winslet Has Criticised Actresses For Speaking Publicly Against Pay Inequality
She called the discussion of the pay gap in Hollywood "a bit vulgar".
Kate Winslet has spoken out against the recent criticism of the gender pay gap in Hollywood, calling the discussion "a bit vulgar".
The comments came after fellow actor Jennifer Lawrence wrote an essay on the issue in which she discussed the fact that she gets paid less than "the lucky people with dicks".
While responses to the essay have been overwhelmingly positive, Winslet disagrees:
"I'm having such a problem with these conversations," she said in an interview with BBC Newsbeat. "I understand why they are coming up, but maybe it's a British thing. I don't like talking about money; it's a bit vulgar, isn't it? I don't think that's a very nice conversation to have publicly at all. I'm quite surprised by these conversations to be honest, simply because it seems quite a strange thing to be discussing out in the open like that."
She went on to say that she doesn't feel she's ever had to deal with sexism in Hollywood:
"Honestly no ... And if I'd ever been in that situation I would have either dealt with it or removed myself from it. I find all this quite uncomfortable. I haven't ever felt that I've really had to stick up for myself just because I'm a woman."
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What do you think? Should these things be discussed publicly, or kept behind closed doors?
vote votesI'm with J. Law: Women should be speaking out about these issues publicly!
vote votesI'm with Kate: This should be something that actors discuss in private.