Claire Underwood in House of Cards, or, to tell exactly, the actress playing this role, has said she had to fight for equal pay in the hit series. Robin Wright is the latest to weight in on the inequality of pay in Hollywood.Wright says: “I was like, ‘I want to be paid the same as Kevin.’” Adding: “I was looking at statistics and Claire Underwood’s character was more popular than [Frank’s] for a period of time. So I capitalised on that moment. I was like, ‘You better pay me or I’m going to go public.’ And they did,” she went on
It is not the first such case in entertaining industry. Corey Stoll, who played Congressman in the Netflix series, got his kit off in a new episode of Girls. Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe last month said he simply cannot understand why there is such a pay gap between men and women in Hollywood, and that it makes him really “fucking angry”. X-Files star Gillian Anderson last year spoke about the gender pay gap, saying she was offered “half” the pay of David Duchovny for the show’s revival.