Daniel Radcliffe is really ‘f**king’ angry because he earns more than women in Hollywood
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has said he simply cannot understand why there is such a pay gap between men and women in Hollywood.
The actor made the comments in an interview to the Australian Daily Telegraph, saying: “It’s nuts to me”.
He added that he was glad a debate around the pay gap had been revived last year, “because I had just fucking naively thought this was not an issue any more. Because how can this still be happening?”
The star added: “It’s crazy. It is definitely the time for our industry to step up. Especially if we want to pride ourselves on being a liberal, progressive industry then you can’t be doing that.”
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“The thing I can’t help but think is: ‘Who? Who’s doing that? What guy is sitting in a studio somewhere thinking, ‘Let’s fuck the girls out of some money?’”
As well as simply a difference in pay between male and female actors, Radcliffe also said a lack of substantial female roles was also to blame.
The star said that he had noted a small but positive difference since last year.
He added: “I just did a film with Toni Collette… and she’s fucking bad-ass in this film, and it’s a fucking awesome role.”
“I feel like that was made long before a lot of this stuff was talked about. Its release was very timely, but it was made long before this was a hot topic.
“It’s very cool, and I feel like there’s such a wealth of amazing actresses in the world right now and we’ve got to start writing better parts for them and paying them equally.”