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Sienna Miller Says ‘Powerful’ Broadway Director Told Her to ‘F**k Off’ for Wanting Equal Pay


Sienna Miller has revealed the sexist response an ‘extremely powerful’ Broadway producer once gave her when she demanded equal pay.

The British actor told British Vogue in an interview published on Wednesday that the producer, whom she did not name, told her to “fuck you”.

Miller said she was paid “less than half” of what her male co-star earned for a play she declined to name. She performed twice on Broadway, in “After Miss Julie” in 2009 and “Cabaret” in 2014, according to IndieWire.

“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, of course,'” Miller told British Vogue. “They just said, ‘Well, fuck off then.'”

Miller said she didn’t “mean to be mean” by naming names, but the abrupt conversation was a “pivotal moment.” She said she initially felt “embarrassed” but later realized she had “every right to be subsidized for the work I would have done as well”.

The actress made her debut in 2004 with supporting roles in “Alfie” and “Layer Cake.” Now she’s following up her recent Netflix success in “Anatomy of a Scandal” with Apple TV+’s climate change drama “Extrapolations.”

Sienna Miller said she was paid “less than half” what her male Broadway co-star earned.

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Miller told British Vogue that executives these days ‘shit their pants’ when an actress says she’s not comfortable, but envies younger actors who ‘have the word’. non “in their language in a way that I didn’t” in the 2000s and 2010s.

She said co-star Chadwick Boseman, on the other hand, broke the Hollywood mold in a big way when he reallocated part of his “21 Bridges” salary to Miller before he died of colon cancer in 2020.

“It is unfathomable to imagine any other man in this town behaving with such grace or respect,” Miller told British Vogue. “It was the most amazing thing I’ve ever experienced. This kind of thing just doesn’t happen. He said: ‘You are paid what you deserve and what you are worth.’

Read the full interview in British Vogue.



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