Patricia Arquette Reveals She’s Still Being Offered Unequal Pay and ‘Bullshit Deals,’ Even After Winning the Oscar

Patricia Arquette Reveals She’s Still Being Offered Unequal Pay and ‘Bullshit Deals,’ Even After Winning the Oscar
When Patricia Arquette won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Richard Linklater’s 2014 film “Boyhood,” she spent her time on stage advocating to end the gender pay gap in industries all over the world. “To every woman who gave birth, to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights,” the actress said. “It’s time to have wage equality once and for all. And equal rights for women in the United States of America.”

Arquette’s speech drew cheers from the audience, from Meryl Streep to Jennifer Lawrence, but in the years since it hasn’t solved her own battle against the gender pay gap in Hollywood. Arquette recently spoke to The Daily Beast to promote her role in the Showtime limited series “Escape at Dannemora” and revealed she is still being offered jobs where her salary does not equal her male co-stars.
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