Amy Adams refuses to comment on the current pay gap between men and women in Hollywood, but she has a good reason for not doing so.
One of the hottest topics on the planet right now is gender equality. The Time's Up movement is quite rightly everywhere and the battle continues for gender equality across all walks of life around the world. Those in the limelight— such as celebrities and politicians—need to lead the way and many have done, and that's why there is an onus on the film industry right now when it comes to gender equality.
In 2014, Sony's emails were hacked and some of them revealed the stark difference in pay between male and female actors in the hit movie, American Hustle. It was leaked that Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence were paid significantly less than their co-stars Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale for the movie. Pretty shocking considering the roles all of the above played in the movie.
Lawrence has been vocal about the issues when it comes to this topic, but Adams has kept relatively quiet about it. It's not necessarily because she doesn't support the Time's Up movement or gender equality, far from it in fact. The Enchanted actress recently spoke with UK newspaper, The Telegraph and explained why she hasn't been as vocal as other actors, including her American Hustle co-star.
Adams pointed out that the problem runs much deeper than the movie business, and the work to bring about equal pay for all needs to start elsewhere. "I do believe in equal pay, but let’s start with our teachers. Let’s get waiters paid the minimum wage," Adams told The Telegraph. "That’s what’s great about what’s happening with Time’s Up - we’re starting to have bigger conversations than just about what’s happening in Hollywood."
Since appearing in American Hustle, Adams has become a member of the DC Universe, portraying the iconic girlfriend of Superman, Lois Lane. She also starred alongside Gal Gadot who plays Wonder Woman. The Wonder Woman movie was not only great, but it was lauded as a big step forward for the way women are portrayed in blockbuster movies thanks to the work of the director, Patty Jenkins.