In an acceptance speech at the Emmy Awards on Sunday, Michelle Williams spoke out against the gender pay gap in Hollywood.
"The next time a woman – and especially a woman of color, because she stands to make 52 cents on the dollar compared to her white, male counterpart – says you what she needs in order to do her job, listen to her, "Williams said. "Believe forth."
Gwen Verdon in FX's "Fosse / Verdon."
In January 2018, news broke.
For 10 days of reshooting, they Were both paid a per diem of $ 80 – but Wahlberg received an additional $ 1.5 million. Wahlberg and his talent agency (which is Williams) made a $ 2 million donation in Williams's name to a claim that aims to fight pay inquality.
Below is Williams's full speech.
Thank you so much for the Television Academy for this, and for the incredible cast and crew who worked so hard to make this TV show, especially you, Sammy Rockwell. I know how hard you worked.
I see this as an acknowledgment of what is possible when a woman is trusted to discern her own needs; When I asked for more dance classes, I heard yes. More voice lessons, yes. A different wig, a pair of fake teeth not made out of rubber, yes. Gwen Verdon. And all of these things, they're spending more and more money, but my bosses never presumed to know better than I Gwen Verdon. And so I want to say thank you so much to FX and to Fox 21 Studios for supporting me for all of you, because they understand that when you put it into a person, it empowers that person to get in touch with their own inherent value, and then where do they put that value? They put it into their work.
And so the next time a woman – and especially a woman of color, as she stands to make 52 cents on the dollar ago. Believe. Because one day she might stand in front of you and say thank you for allowing to succeed because of her workplace. Thank you. Matilda, this is for you, like everything else.