LOS ANGELES – Within the upcoming female-led motion thriller The 355, all of the actresses will obtain the identical pay, because of producer Jessica Chastain, who additionally seems within the film.
The opposite 4 feminine leads within the film are Diane Kruger, Penelope Cruz, Lupita Nyong’o and Fan Bingbing, who’s making her comeback after her tax-fraud scandal in 2018.
Kruger, 45, introduced up the bizarre pay parity in an interview within the newest situation of Ladies’s Well being.
“It felt nice to work with women and there was no weirdness on set. Jessica made certain the entire actresses had been paid the identical; all of us personal a bit of the film,” stated the German-American actress. “No matter how the movie does, it was some of the full experiences.”
The mom of a three-year-old daughter added that Chastain, 44, made the movie set a welcoming setting: “One factor that was fantastic about this movie was that many people had been moms. We had been allowed to deliver our youngsters to the set and had a trailer for the youngsters. That was a beautiful factor, the place you’ll be able to sense that the producer is a girl with a toddler.”
Chastain has two younger youngsters with Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, an Italian rely of the Passi de Preposulo noble household.
She has been an advocate for equal illustration and truthful pay in Hollywood for years.
In 2018, actress Octavia Spencer revealed on the Sundance Movie Pageant that Chastain, whom she labored with on 2011’s The Assist, helped her get 5 occasions her asking wage for a challenge they had been doing collectively.
Spencer stated: “I really like that lady as a result of she’s strolling the stroll and he or she’s truly speaking the speak.”
The 355 opens in January subsequent 12 months.