-I would earn much more if I were a man

-I would earn much more if I were a man

Olivia Colman at a screening of her new film Wicked Little Letters in New York last week. Photo: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP/NTB

Oscar-winner Olivia Colman from “The Crown” talks about gender differences when it comes to pay in acting.

– I fully realize that if I were Oliver Colman, I would earn much more than I earn today, this is what Olivia Colman said when she was a guest on Christiane Amanpour's personal program on CNN, according to what was reported by the British newspaper “Daily Mail”. Watchman.

The British actor, who played Queen Elizabeth in the third season of The Crown and won an Oscar for his role as Queen Anne in The Favourite, says the disparity is rooted in the idea that male actors attract more audiences.

– This has not been true for many decades. But they like to use that as an excuse for not paying women the same amount. Research shows that women always attract many moviegoers, Coleman says.

“Wicked Little Letters,” which will premiere in Norwegian cinemas on April 24, stars ex-Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Thea Sharrock and Anjana Vasan. Photo: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP/NTB

Announced earlier this month Forbes Actor Adam Sandler has become the industry's highest-paid actor for 2023, having earned more than NOK 780 million, thanks in part to the film “Murder Mystery 2” and his stand-up tour.

Margot Robbie came in second place with an estimated income of 634 million Norwegian kroner, not least because of the Barbie movie in which she played the main role and produced. But only one woman was on Forbes' top 10 list, Jennifer Aniston, who played opposite Sandler.

Olivia Colman is currently starring in Wicked Little Letters – which premieres in Norwegian cinemas in April. When the residents of the small village of Littlehampton – including conservative Edith (Colman) – begin receiving letters laced with extremely obscenities, foul-mouthed Irish immigrant Rosie is accused of being the mastermind behind the crime.

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The investigation kicks into high gear when the women of the village suspect something is wrong and take matters into their own hands.

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