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Broadway exec told me to ‘fk off’ after asking male costar for equal pay


Sienna Miller has said an “extremely powerful” Broadway executive once told her to “f–k off” over an equal pay dispute.

The ‘Anatomy of a Scandal’ star, 40, said she was offered “less than half” of what her male co-star earned for a play in New York several years ago.

“I said to the producer, who was extremely powerful, it’s not about the money – it’s about fairness and respect, thinking they’d come back and say, ‘Sure, sure. “. But they didn’t,” Miller told British Vogue. “They just said, ‘Well, fuck off then.'”

The New York-born British actress described it as a ‘pivotal moment’ in her career that made her realize she had ‘every right to also be subsidized for the work I would have done’ .

Admitting that she didn’t “mean to be mean” in taking out the executive and production, Miller said she initially felt “bad about myself and embarrassed” about having to ask for more money.

Broadway exec told me to ‘fk off’ after asking male costar for equal pay
When Sienna Miller confronted a powerful Broadway executive about equal pay, she was once told to “f–k off.”
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Although she’s kept a low profile about the play in question, Miller has only starred in a total of two Broadway shows – “Cabaret” in 2014 and “After Miss Julie” in 2009.

Years later, Miller still found himself having to deal with unfair compensation in the projects.

After landing a role in the 2019 film “21 Bridges” alongside the late Chadwick Boseman, Miller noticed the substantial pay disparity between the two.

Boseman eventually took a pay cut in an attempt to raise Miller’s salary, which she described as an “extraordinary” move.

Broadway exec told me to ‘fk off’ after asking male costar for equal pay
When Sienna Miller landed the role in the 2019 film “21 Bridges” starring Chadwick Boseman, she noticed a disparity in their pay.
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“It meant the world,” she recalled telling the late “Black Panther” star, who died in 2020 at the age of 43 following a battle with cancer.

“He came up to me when we were done and said, ‘You got paid what you deserved,'” she said.

The actress said it was “the most amazing thing I’ve experienced” in the entertainment industry. Boseman was also a producer on the 2019 film.

“That kind of thing just doesn’t happen,” she continued. “It’s just unfathomable to imagine any other man in this town behaving with such kindness or respect… There was no ostentation, it was, ‘Of course I will.’ bring to that number because that’s what you should be paid.'”

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