Bodyguard star, Keeley Hawes has revealed that she “only just” started asking for equal pay.
The actress opened up about why she never asked before and thanked stars like Jennifer Lawrence for speaking about the issue to a larger audience.
Speaking to The Durrells, Keeley revealed: “I’ve only just asked to be paid the same to do exactly the same work as someone else.”
“In the past, it was always a case of take it, no questions asked, because if you don’t someone else will take it.”
“You need a big profile to be able to stand up for yourself. It took people like Jennifer Lawrence saying it to move things forward. It made her unpopular at the time but it’s started a hugely powerful movement.”