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Benedict Cumberbatch Says He’ll Refuse Any Role, Unless His Female Co-Stars Receive Equal Pay

This Infinity War actor has spoken his mind on the current debate in Hollywood, equal pay.

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Today in an interview with Radio Times, Benedict Cumberbatch took his stand on the current Hollywood Debate of equal pay and suggested that actors like himself should boycott projects that do not pay women the same amount as their male co-stars.

“Equal pay and a place at the table are the central tenets of feminism,” says Cumberbatch in the new issue of Radio Times magazine.

Cumberbatch has started his own production company, called SunnyMarch and he is gearing to have more female lead films, he also stated “I’m proud that [partner] Adam [Ackland] and I are the only men in our production company; our next project is a female story with a female lens about motherhood, in a time of environmental disaster. If it’s centered around my name, to get investors, then we can use that attention for a raft of female projects. Half the audience is female!”

 

 

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Erin Whitten is currently CMN's Senior Correspondent and is currently a student at Arizona State University majoring in Mass Communications and Media Studies.

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