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Amy Adams on Hollywood’s Pay Inequality: Start Asking the Producers

She's tired of being the one to answer the question.

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As tends to be the case near the end of the year, Amy Adams can currently be seen in more than one movie: She stars in both Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals” and Denis Villeneuve’s “Arrival.” As also tends to be the case, she was part of Hollywood Reporter’s actress roundtable and was once again asked about Hollywood’s pay disparity. Her response? Stop asking the actresses, who always have to endure this line of questioning, and go to the producers instead.

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“Who you should be asking is the producer roundtable: ‘Do you think minorities are underrepresented? Do you think women are underpaid?'” she said during the discussion, which also featured Isabelle Huppert, Annette Bening, Taraji P. Henson, Natalie Portman, Naomie Harris and Emma Thompson. “We are always put on the chopping block to put our opinion out there, and that question is never asked,” she continued. “I’m like, ‘Why don’t you ask them and then have their statements be the headlines in the press?’ I don’t want to be a headline anymore about pay equality.”

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Valid point, Ms. Adams, and sorry to have made you a headline about pay equality once again.

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