Salma Hayek: Male actors may need to take pay cuts

Salma Hayek: Male actors may need to take pay cuts

Salma Hayek: Male actors may need to take pay cuts

(Hayek starred as the title character.) She also said that Weinstein had threatened to kill her.

Hayek also claimed that if there hadn't been as many allegations made against Weinstein, people would have accepted his denial of her accusations.

Actress Salma Hayek, a vocal campaigner against sexual harassment in the movie industry, said on Sunday male stars should get less pay as a way to address the chronic underpayment of women.

"We should have been angrier sooner", she said. "It is a well-known fact". Hayek added. "So, he went back, attacking the two women of color ... if he could discredit us, which would be easier for the audience, the readers to not believe us, he could then maybe discredit the rest". She is developing five movies, and they are all about women, she said. "I hope I can get another job".

According to Hayek, however, it is not just women who have suffered as a effect of powerful men abusing their positions.


The actress and producer, who says she has sold a raft of female-led projects "that I had been trying to make for 10 years" since the Weinstein scandal shook up Hollywood, said real change was happening.

Hayek, a prominent leader in Hollywood's Time's Up movement, was among 82 women - symbolizing the mere 82 female-directed films to have screened at Cannes, compared to 1,866 films directed by men - who protested the festival's gender inequality the previous day. "Ask what women are paid, and say, 'If she's not paid the same as the men, I'm not doing it'". The predators are hiding.

"It is a very exciting time for men now", Hayed said.

"Personally, as a woman that has been part of this community and has had to go through the struggles that all women have had to go through, it's an important step to see this happen", she said. "As women, we all face our own unique challenges, but we stand together on these stairs today as a symbol of our determination and commitment to progress". "Men have the opportunity, which is so lovely, to rethink what does it mean to be a man", she said.

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