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Robin Wright Fought to Get Paid Equally For ‘HOUSE OF CARDS’

May 28, 2017

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In 2014, it was reported that Kevin Spacey was winning $500,000 per episode for Netflix’s hit series HOUSE OF CARDS. And since then, Robin Wright has come forward by talking that she fought last spring to getting paid equally as her co-star, and even negotiating more for the upcoming Season 5.

“I was like, ‘You better pay me or I’m going to go public.’ And they did.”

In a recent interview with RhapsodyWright tells the magazine that her plans of getting more didn’t ended quite well. Spacey is also a producer on the show, which means he was always going to get paid more. However, Wright was offered additional financial incentives with a production deal with backers Media Rights Capital.

“I don’t think I’m getting paid the same amount. They told me I was getting a raise. But… I don’t think so.”

Since fighting to get paid more, Wright has also spoken about the situation and the industry as a whole, that it’s more of a systematic change that will lead with an inequality pay between men and women.

“I really don’t like being duped. Nobody does. It’s such a male-dominant workforce still. There’s a conditioning. And changing the condition of men is what needs to happen. A reeducation. A new way of thinking. A new philosophy. I think it needs to happen in all of these industries, when we’re doing the same thing that a man is doing, and we’re still getting paid less.”

Since Wright spoke about the inequality pay, Jennifer Lawrence also published an essay talking about the same issues too and it continues to be talked about.

HOUSE OF CARDS Season 5 premieres on the streaming site on Tuesday, May 30.

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