Octavia Spencer Says Jessica Chastain Negotiated Equal Pay For Their Upcoming Movie

By Xavier Hamilton/Vibes

As many black womanist know, it’s not often white feminism uses its privilege in was that benefits the gender as a whole. Yet, according to Octavia Spencer fellow actress Jessica Chastain flipped this notion on its head as Chastain negotiated equal pay for their upcoming holiday comedy.

octavia_spencerNews of this feat came at Wednesday’s (Jan. 24) “Women Breaking Barriers” panel which was hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press. There, Spencer explained how her The Help co-star approached her 15 months ago about creating a movie together, but when the two began to talk pay equity, Spencer explained to Chastain how difficult it is to negotiate proper pay as a black woman.Source:

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