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Natalie Portman says Ashton Kutcher made ‘three times’ more than her on ‘No Strings Attached’

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. Marie Claire U.K./ ET Canada

Natalie Portman says she was only paid a fraction of what co-star Ashton Kutcher earned when they co-starred in 2011’s No Strings Attached.

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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.”

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Marie Claire U.K. shared their cover photo featuring Portman on Instagram last week.

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Happy New Year, everyone. Get ready to reset your mind, body and spirit as our #FebruaryIssue (aka the Feel Good Issue) hits shelves today, featuring the fabulous #NataliePortman.

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