Benedict Cumberbatch demands equal pay for female co-stars


Half the audience is female!”

Cumberbatch recently appeared in Disney and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War. He said, “I’m proud that [partner] Adam [Ackland] and I are the only men in our production company; our next project is a female story with a female lens about motherhood, in a time of environmental disaster. A while back, The Crown’s creators were forced to admit that Matt Smith, who played the role of Duke of Edinburgh in the Netflix show, was paid more than Claire Foy, who essayed the main role of Queen Elizabeth II. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Benedict Cumberbatch’s production company comprises mostly women. Look at your quotas. They had justified that by citing Matt’s stint on Doctor Who and had promised that in future the actress who plays the Queen will be paid more. If it’s centered around my name, to get investors, then we can use that attention for a raft of female projects. Related News
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Published: May 13, 2018 9:54:44 am

Benedict Cumberbatch’s production company comprises mostly women. Ask what women are being paid, and say: ‘If she’s not paid the same as the men, I’m not doing it.’”
Cumberbatch’s comments come when the American film industry is in a turmoil in the aftermath of sexual harassment allegations against some of the bigshots of Hollywood, and the subsequent movements like Me Too and Time’s Up. Currently, he can be seen in Patrick Melrose, a TV series based on Edward St Aubyn book of the same name that airs on Showtime in the US and Sky Atlantic in the UK.