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Benedict Cumberbatch Vows To Accept Roles Only If Female Co-Stars Are Paid Equal
By Yoon Sann Wong, 15 May 2018
Image via Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com
Benedict Cumberbatch, also known as the lead in Marvel’s Doctor Strange, announced his crusade against the infamous gender wage gap during a recent interview with RadioTimes.
Cumberbatch explained that equal pay, together with “a place at the table,” is core to feminism.
“If she’s not paid the same as the man, I’m not doing it,” affirmed the actor.
In addition to using his influential status, voice and name to incite positive change, Cumberbatch intends to fuel more female-centric dramas through his new production company SunnyMarch.
This lead of the fresh television series Patrick Melrose revealed that he and partner Adam Ackland are currently the only men in the production company. Its subsequent women-centric project focuses on motherhood in an age of environmental disaster.
The celebrity also encourages others to firmly boycott projects that refuse to pay women equally to their male co-stars. The full interview with Cumberbatch is available in RadioTimes’ latest issue that’s selling now.
[via RadioTimes, main image via Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com]
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