The Jackie actress revealed the news in the February 2017 issue of Marie Claire U.K.: “Ashton Kutcher was paid three times as much as me on No Strings Attached. I knew and I went along with it because there’s this thing with ‘quotes’ in Hollywood,” she admitted.
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She added: “His [quote] was three times higher than mine so they said he should get three times more. I wasn’t as pissed as I should have been. I mean, we get paid a lot, so it’s hard to complain, but the disparity is crazy.”
News of unfair pay discrepancies between male and female actors has been well-documented, but Portman highlights how extreme the numbers are in Hollywood: “Compared to men, in most professions, women make 80 cents to the dollar,” she explains. “In Hollywood, we are making 30 cents to the dollar.”