Olivia Colman asserts that if she were a man, she would be earning “a hell of a lot more.”


British actress Olivia Colman has spoken out against the gender pay gap, asserting that she would earn “a heck of a lot more” if she were a man.

The Oscar-winning star, known for her roles in “The Favourite” and “The Crown,” made the statement during an interview with Nwoow’s Christiane Amanpour while discussing her latest film, “Wicked Little Letters,” alongside director Thea Sharrock.

Colman expressed frustration over the pay disparity in the entertainment industry, emphasizing that there is no justification for paying women less than men. She highlighted the outdated notion that male actors draw bigger audiences as a rationale for the wage gap, despite evidence to the contrary.

When asked about her own experiences with pay disparity, Colman candidly admitted that she is aware of earning significantly less than her male counterparts, estimating that she would earn “a heck of a lot more” if she were a man named Oliver Colman.

Addressing a specific instance of pay inequality, Colman revealed a staggering 12,000% difference, although she did not disclose the identities involved.

Colman and Sharrock discussed their new comedy about a historical poison pen letter scandal, with Colman jokingly acknowledging her penchant for colorful language on set. She also teased her favorite curse word, noting its historical usage by Chaucer, although its exact nature was bleeped out in the interview.


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