Actress Sienna Miller has revealed she turned down a play because she was offered less than half the pay of her male co-star.
In an interview with E! news, Sienna Miller said she did “what we have to start doing, unfortunately, at the expense of our creative dreams”.
The actress said: “I walked away from a play I wanted to do because I was offered less than half of what the other man was offered and it was just the two of us.”
Sienna Miller did not name the production. She was speaking after Jennifer Lawrence wrote an essay on gender discrimination in Hollywood.
Jennifer Lawrence wrote of her anger at finding out she was paid less than her male co-stars after emails from Sony Pictures were leaked last year.
One published email revealed that Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams were paid much less than their American Hustle co-stars.
In the article on Lena Dunham’s site Lenny, Jennifer Lawrence said she “didn’t get mad at Sony”, adding: “I got mad at myself. I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early.
“I would be lying if I didn’t say there was an element of wanting to be liked that influenced my decision to close the deal without a real fight. I didn’t want to seem <<difficult>> or <<spoiled>>.”
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Sienna Miller was speaking during a joint interview with actor Bradley Cooper, with whom she is appearing in the forthcoming film Burnt.
Bradley Cooper also co-starred with Jennifer Lawrence in American Hustle.
The actor told E! he had not read the essay but said: “One thing I could say is that’s interesting because if you think that you only deserve a certain amount and that’s not correct, it’s about changing that mindset and sticking up for yourself the way that Sienna did.”
Jennifer Lawrence’s article has drawn support from many of her Hollywood friends.
Emma Watson, Jessica Chastain and Elizabeth Banks were among those to tweet their support.
Elizabeth Banks declared: “I love Jennifer Lawrence.”
Emma Watson also said: “O Jennifer Lawrence I love you so”.
While Jessica Chastain exclaimed: “Yessssssss! Get it girl.”
Last week, Meryl Streep – one of Hollywood’s most successful actors – spoke out about gender discrimination in the film industry, saying that even she receives less pay than male co-stars.
At a global symposium on gender in the media, Geena Davis called for more women on screen and more challenging female roles in TV and film.
Keeping up with celebrity beauty trends can be an expensive business, but not every A-lister feels the need to splash thousands on a perfume or a pot of face cream that costs a fortune.
This week, television presenter Fearne Cotton admitted she loves Simple’s Kind To Eyes make-up remover, costing a purse-friendly £3.99.
Kylie Minogue, meanwhile, credits Ponds’ £4.49 cold cream with keeping wrinkles at bay.
Sienna Miller’s bargain lip balm
Retaling at £7.99 for a 9g tube (victoriahealth.com), Lanolips 101 Ointment certainly won’t break the bank. Along with banishing chapped lip and dryness, the 100% natural balm also doubles as a useful way to deal with minor rashes, eczema and sunburn.
The brainchild of Australian entrepreneur, Kirsten Carriol, the balm hasn’t been around for long but has already racked up a huge celebrity following including Danni Minogue and actress Sienna Miller.
Fearne Cotton’s cheap and cheerful cleanser
A supermarket staple, Simple isn’t the sort of brand you’d expect to grace an A-list bathroom – unless, of course, the celebrity in question happens to be the down-to-earth Fearne Cotton.
Fearne Cotton loves Simple’s £3,99 Kind to Eyes Make-up Remover (superdrug.com), which sweeps away even the stubbornest waterproof mascara, and contains soothing vitamin B5.
Keeping up with celebrity beauty trends can be an expensive business, but not every A-lister feels the need to splash thousands on a perfume or a pot of face cream that costs a fortune
Julia Roberts’ low cost body lotion
It’s not exactly a body lotion but Julia Roberts’ olive oil does exactly the same job – and for a lot less to boot.
Tesco’s home brand olive oil costs a mere £1.98 (tesco.com) and is packed with skin nourishing antioxidants such as vitamins A and E as well as rich emollients that soften tough skin.
Add a little lemon juice to deal with skin discoloration and to give your skin an additional shot of vitamin C.
Kylie Minogue’s cut-price cold cream
Pond’s Cold Cream, £4.49 (boots.com), is an old-fashioned beauty treat that’s still topping the sales charts thanks to its legion of celebrity fans.
Among them is singer, Kylie Minogue, who credits the 100-year-old cream with her skin’s youthful glow.
“It’s really changed my skin,” Kylie Minogue says.
“It’s all I really use to look after my skin. It’s such an old classic. My mum uses it and it really does work. It’s made such a difference.” Helena Christensen’s mark-down mascara
Not only does Maybelline’s Great Lash mascara cost a bargain basement £4.99 (superdrug.com), it’s won plaudits from beauty editors and celebrities alike.
Fans include Danish supermodel Helena Christensen, Ugly Betty actress America Ferrera, Amanda Siegfried and Brazilian model, Isabeli Fontana. If it’s good enough for all of them…
Jessica Alba’s economy nail polish
Instead of using the expensive likes of Chanel or Nails Inc, actress Jessica Alba’s top choice of polish is a brand you’ll find in high street stores such as Boots: Revlon.
At £6.49 (boots.com), Revlon Nail Enamel costs less than £10 and comes in 33 different shades, including last winter’s coolest hue, Grey Suede, and the perfect Hollywood red, Cherries in the Snow.
Sienna Miller decided to take the plunge a la Demi Moore and show off her baby bump and the rest of her pregnant body in a portrait by acclaimed artist Jonathan Yeo.
In July, just weeks before the birth of her daughter Marlowe, the actress decided to sit for the British artist for a series of portraits which are due to be exhibited in (I’ve Got You) Under My Skin at the Circle Culture Gallery in Berlin.
Showing off her completely naked body, Sienna Miller, 30, is painted in gold and shows the star with her hands on her arched back, pushing out her prominent bump.
Just like stars including Demi, Jerry Hall and Kate Moss, Sienna Miller has chosen to show the world her pregnant body in all its glory.
Sienna Miller decided to take the plunge a la Demi Moore and show off her baby bump and the rest of her pregnant body in a portrait by acclaimed artist Jonathan Yeo
Sienna Miller met the high profile contemporary artist, who’s painted the likes of Tony Blair, Nicole Kidman and Prince Phillip, eight years ago in Los Angeles.
The pair struck up a friendship and since then the star has posed for a series of portraits for him.
Jonathan Yeo’s striking portrait, which is shown alongside paintings of plastic surgery, was created to confront society’s reactions to the naked female form.
“I wanted an image that epitomized the human body in its most naturally beautiful state to make the sharpest possible contrast with my other paintings in this exhibition, which document patients undergoing cosmetic surgery in a bid to help them conform to societal notions of beauty,” Jonathan Yeo writes in the exhibition catalogue.
“It has been 22 years since a pregnant Demi Moore caused uproar by posing for Annie Leibovitz on the cover of Vanity Fair. In that time society has become almost completely desensitized to the daily exposure to people who have surgically distorted their appearance for artificial reasons,” he continues.
“Yet certain sections of society are still uncomfortable with the appearance of pregnancy.”
The artist admits that Sienna Miller was the obvious choice to showcase what natural beauty really is:
“The power of the painting partly lies in the fact that Sienna is widely regarded as being one of the most naturally beautiful actresses in the world as well as being a fashion icon to a generation of girls. It is a tribute to her courage and self-confidence that she agreed to sit for this,” he adds in the catalogue.
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