Charlize Theron demanded the same pay as Chris Hemsworth for ‘The Huntsman’


Here are some assorted photos of Charlize Theron out and about in LA this week. She went out to dinner with Sean Penn at Craig’s several nights ago, and she was with her son Jackson at what looks like his preschool yesterday. Charlize doesn’t have any films coming out at the moment, although she is scheduled to do the sequel/prequel to Snow White and the Huntsman at some point. The prequel will be called The Huntsman, and Chris Hemsworth is going to star as well, but Kristen Stewart is definitely out. I’m pretty sure director Rupert Sanders got pushed out as well. So, the film will mainly star Charlize and Chris. And as it turns out, Chris was going to be paid a lot more than Charlize. Then the Sony Hack happened and Charlize demanded equal pay with Chris. And she got it!

After the Sony hack revealed the ugly truth about unequal pay for women in Hollywood, Charlize Theron is taking a stand. She insisted that she be paid the same as her male co-star Chris Hemsworth in their upcoming movie, “The Huntsman.”

Hollywood sources tell Page Six that standing up for her worth paid off for Theron, who negotiated via her agents at WME. She got a deal worth more than $10 million, the same as Hemsworth.

One source said, “Charlize insisted that she get paid the same money as Chris. She has a great track record, so she got the same deal.” Another insider added: “One knock-on effect from the Sony hacking scandal is that there will be more sensitivity about equal pay for actresses and hiring practices at movie studios.”

“The Huntsman,” a Universal picture, is a prequel to 2012’s “Snow White and the Huntsman,” with Hemsworth and Theron reprising their roles of huntsman Eric and evil queen Ravenna. The film, directed by Frank Darabont, is in pre-production and will be released in April 2016. The deals were handled carefully because of the drama surrounding the first movie after star Kristen Stewart was caught having an affair with director Rupert Sanders. It resulted in Sanders’ divorce from wife Liberty Ross and his being dropped from directing the sequel. Despite the scandal, the film was a hit, with $396.5 million at the global box office. Stewart is not in the new movie because it doesn’t involve her character.

The salary move comes after hacked Sony ­e-mails revealed that the female stars of “American Hustle,” including Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams, earned less than their male co-stars Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper. A 2013 e-mail from Andrew Gumpert of Columbia Pictures, a Sony subsidiary, to studio chief Amy Pascal revealed Lawrence was paid “7 pts” (7 percent of the movie’s profits) while Cooper, Bale and Jeremy Renner got 9 percent.

Reps for Theron, who is also believed to be getting a fair share of the new movie’s profits, didn’t get back to us.

[From Page Six]

I threw a side-eye at “She has a great track record” because that’s not really true. Charlize was part of the reason SWATH did so well at the box office, but SWATH was only one of the very few financially successful films Charlize has done in the past five years. Still, I agree on principle that Chris Hemsworth and Charlize should be paid the same. I would even argue that Charlize is a bigger “star” than Chris. Chris has his Marvel franchise, obviously, but he actually hasn’t proven that he can carry a large studio film if it doesn’t involve a built-in comic book audience. Charlize is more of a known quantity for a studio, plus she’s an Oscar-winner.



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  1. Mia V. says:

    She’s an Oscar winner, he features in a movie where his character should be the main event and everybody prefers the villain.

    • Tristan says:

      She was by far the best thing about the movie. One of her most enjoyable roles

      • Dani2 says:

        I watched it based on her scenes in the trailer and she was definitely the most watchable out of the three main actors.

      • QQ says:

        Agreed… she made that movie SO Much better than it really was, chewing scenery and aided by the amazing Special Effects which is more than can be said for The heavy breathing Moaning Lipbiting Eyerolly Protagonist or The wooden Boy with with Muscles come to life as voiced by a robot of a Romantic Lead

      • Erinn says:

        Yes, she was fantastic. It wasn’t an amazing movie or anything, but she made it a lot more solid. We watched it recently – bored and nothing standing out on netflix, so we tossed it on. It was interesting, and kind of cool. But I just couldn’t get past Kristen’s lack of expression. I didn’t HATE her in it, but the role could have been played – probably better- by many other people.

      • RocketMerry says:

        Yep, she made it all watchable. I was so rooting for the evil queen to finally manage to rewrite history! Then KStew came in and lipbit her way to victory. Sigh.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      Good for her. I love her in the film.

    • outstandingworldcitizen says:

      This this this!!! WTF! People can call her a B, C-word etc. however she has every right to ask AND get as much AND more than Chris Hemsworth. The dude cannot act. He is mediocre at best. I can’t with the double standard.

      • Sarah says:

        I’m not a big fan of hers (dating Sean Penn!?) but she is spot on for demanding the same money as Hemsworth. Her career has had a much longer run than his and it has included roles with much more dramatic weight. I love Chris and his muscles but she is the bigger star.

  2. Snazzy says:

    Spot on, good for her! Equal pay for equal work, well done.
    Just don’t tell Kelly Coocoo what’s her face since she doesn’t believe in feminism

    • qwerty says:

      If you told her she probably wouldn’t be able to grasp it anyway…

      Kudos to Charlize, I don’t even like her but sometimes it takes a b!tch to push things in the right direction. I hope this becomes a trend.

    • Norman Bates' Mother says:

      Good for her and I wish other actresses could do the same and succeed but I’m afraid it’s a one-time win for equality. Charlize was in a very good position – she was the star of the first movie and they couldn’t afford to lose her after the Stewart-thing. When other actress will try to do the same under different circumstances, they will be either patronized or fired. Everyone can be replaced. If Charlize tried that before shooting Snow White we would have seen another actress as the evil stepmother and no one would find out what happened or maybe the producers would send their “sources” to tell the tabloids that Charlize was fired because she was difficult.

  3. Maya says:

    I don’t like Charlize – her bitchy personality coupled with women beater relationship with Sean Penn and friendship with racist Chelsea Handler – made me lose any respect I had for her.

    Having said that – well done for getting equal pay. Plus Charlize is one of the most talented actresses out there and she deserves to get equal if not more pay than some of the men.

    • Loopy says:

      I used to like Charlize too, but I also have a different problem from Iggy with her, why does she speak in an American accent when she actually has an Afrikaans accent. She was too old when she relocated to US for that accent to be genuine and she has had slip ups in interviews where you can clearly hear her real sound.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Many actors, even ones who were born and raised here, used “General American” accents, instead of their own accents, when doing interviews. Examples: Mark Wahlberg, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Amy Poehler. They all have strong Boston area accents but try to hide them during interviews, not always successfully.

      • AG-UK says:

        I think the voice she has now is HER voice. She doesn’t put it on I bet, as she uses that American accent all the time for years and years. Same with Portia de Rossi, Anthonly La Paglia, and Poppy Montgomery all Aussies but don’t sound like it anymore. La Paglia did an Aussie film and he his accent was weird and he was born there. I just think over time it changes.

      • yael says:

        can you link to an interview where she’s fallen back into her natural voice? i’m curious to hear it.

      • Sugar says:

        That’s a weird reason to dislike her for. G

      • Happyhat says:

        I don’t think you can really judge her for her accent. People are different – actors have an ‘actors accent’ that they have to use and I don’t see why she wouldn’t just naturally start talking in that accent most of the time, and only revert back to her Afrikaans accent when she’s talking to family members, or when she stubs her toe or something. My accent always gets more ‘London-esk’ when I talk to Londoners, and markedly more northern when I’m speaking to people I know here.

      • Jag says:

        I would think she does it because the generic might be easier to understand? Not knowing her real accent, that could be wrong, though.

      • inthekitchen says:

        @Lilacflowers – I actually went to high school with Matt and Ben and neither have Boston accents. They are from Cambridge, not Boston, and are good at putting on a Boston accent (Good Will Hunting, etc), but neither actually speak like that IRL.

      • jammypants says:

        I think maybe she does it to keep her accent sharp. Christian Bales hardly falls back to his natural Welsh accent in interviews.

      • Mean Hannah says:

        Eh. I’ll give her a pass on the accent. It could be for professional reasons or it could be that she wants to move away from her past life or none if those reasons. Accents change, no matter where you are born and how long you lived there. I learned my English in LA, then lived in various parts of the East Coast, and my accent is a mix of all the places I’ve lived. I speak a southern dialect of my native language, which I used to use with my family and friends but not in professional setting or with new people/acquaintances. Now it’s barely there even with friends and family, except when I’m angry or had a drink.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        I was born and raised in Ireland. Since I’ve been in the States (I was 22 when I moved here) my accent has gotten less and less pronounced (unless I’m mad or tired, then it’s full on Irish) . Losing the accent just happens, unless you’re Sofia Vergara.

      • KimTak says:

        Charlize Theron actually explains why she doesn’t have an Afrikaan accent here in this clip:

        Basically, she didn’t speak English until she came to the US when she was 19. Unlike some other South Africans, she never learned to speak English in an Afrikaan accent so it was easier for her to break away from it

      • tarheel says:

        That is her real accent now. She does not have a South African accent anymore. She ad lessons to learn a General American English accent, and then would speak in her SA accent in between films, bit then would have to relearn an American accent to an extent, so she decided to just speak in an American English accent. She still speaks Afrikaans to her family.

        I’m sure she still does “slip” sometimes on certain dipthongs or other sounds hard for her to have learned.

    • Zimmer says:

      Sometimes that personality is exactly the kind one needs to get what one really wants. I was in a situation once where I learned what someone else (male) was offered before me. I was offered 3k less after he turned down the job. Though he was known to be a good worker, I was too and I had more education and as much experience. I asked for more and got 1k more only. That was really tough for my personality type, but I needed the job more (as I had a family) so I took it, however I felt guilty for a long time (cause I grew up with guilt) for asking, knowing my boss (a woman) was irritated that I had. If I had a stronger personality, I would have pushed harder.

      Yes, strong personalities often show flaws, but can sure be beneficial at times.

      • Loopy says:

        No i may have worded it wrong, i said i used to like her during the Devil’s Advocate era and let me clarify by saying in terms of her movies(nothing personal,cause well I don’t know her). The accent thing was just something that I found fake,I wonder if she talks to her Mom like that.

    • jammypants says:

      I’m sort of neutral. I used to like her and think she’s a strong, interesting person. She was a model and came from a violent family background. She rose above it all to become a successful Oscar winning actress. Ever since she dated Sean Penn, I question her taste in people.

      • Dee Kay says:

        I think it’s weird (or maybe not) that Charlize Theron’s father was abusive, at least to his wife (as far as I know, he wasn’t abusive to Charlize but I could be wrong about that), and now she is with Sean Penn.

      • jammypants says:

        I thought the same thing. It’s pretty weird.

  4. Loopy says:

    Good for her! It’s quite unbelievable to think that these actors who star in the same movies have no idea what the other is getting(i am talking about the lead cast).

  5. Shelley says:

    Good on her! I find it ridiculous how Hemsworth could earn more than Charlize.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      Especially considering that she MADE that movie. Hemsworth and Stewart weren’t all that bad (I dislike Stewart’s acting style though) but they were replaceable. Theron was fantastic in it. She gave it weight. But I guess that Thor franchise and the fact that he’s male automatically meant he was to be paid more? Ridiculous.

      • Gill B says:

        I agree completely. Her performance gave every scene she was in a resonance that the rest of the film desperately lacked.

    • mom2two says:

      Good for her. I don’t get the hype for either Hemsworth brother in the looks or acting skills department.

  6. Guesto says:

    Absolutely good for her.

  7. Babalon says:

    Good for her. Glad something positive came out of the hack.

    • Maya says:

      Another positive thing that came out of the hack is the fact that Scott Rudin is almost finished.

      That vile man is known to be horrible to people and yet he was given a pass because he is a powerful producer. Not anymore – he Sony wants to buy him out of Cleopatra and keep Angelina, his Jobs movie is going no where and other movies are falling apart.

      Hopefully this man will disappear from the hollywood scene.

      • Mia4S says:

        Scott Rudin is almost finished? Ha! Yeah we can wish. He still has the two most important characteristics in Hollywood: he has and he makes money. The separation from Sony is nothing. He’ll pop up with a Universal or Fox deal in two weeks. Universal is already working on Jobs and casting has started. This is Hollywood, vile is relative when you have money.

      • lucy2 says:

        Sorry Maya, not a chance of him being finished. The emails showed him to be an a-hole – which everyone already knew and worked with him anyway. It was no giant secret that got exposed, this and even worse behavior has been well known for years. Decades even.
        Awful person or not, the guy gets results, and his resume is loaded with successful films, usually several a year. He’s got several high profile projects in pre-production and who knows what else in the works.
        The guy is an ass, there’s no question about that, but he’s not going anywhere.

      • LAK says:

        Scott Rudin is almost finished???!!!!!

        Is this a joke?! Seriously??!!!

        Do you know how many people in Hollywood behave and have behaved worse than Scott Rudin? Down right criminal some of them. That hasn’t prevented their employment. If bad behaviour was a cause for dismissal, Hollywood would cease to exist.

  8. O.K.P says:

    Chris Hemsworth cant act worth a dime

    • FingerBinger says:

      True ,but he’s nice to look at.

    • Anony says:

      I’m too busy swooning to notice how good or not good of an actor he is. He is super sexy. I want to see all his new movies. Sorry, shallow but true! He’s my dream fodder lol

  9. Lucy2 says:

    I’m glad she stood up for herself at demanded equal pay. She was the best thing about that first movie, and deserves it for the sequel.

  10. Obsidian says:

    Yay for equal pay! But I must say Snow White and the Huntsman was a hit mainly because of Kristen Stewart.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      I watched it only because it was nominated for an Oscar for costumes.

    • Jag says:

      I only watched it due to Chris Hemsworth being in it. I watched it despite Kristen being in it. Charlize’s role was a pleasant surprise. I think that Charlize should definitely get equal pay, if not more for that particular part.

    • Dani2 says:

      Nope, if that were true, all of her work outside twilight would be commercial hits – that’s clearly not the case.

      • Amber says:

        Even the focus of the SWatH trailer was split between the leads and put the emphasis on the story, special effects and cinematography. I never saw one person say they were seeing the film because of Stewart. But I saw a lot of people say they were seeing it because of Theron in that role, (and in spite of Stewart). Even worse, KStew did not impress at all in the film. The fact that they are going ahead with Theron and Hemsworth and no Snow White, in a Snow White universe, says it all.

    • minime says:

      I would only watch it because of Charlize Theron. She should be paid more than Hemsworth, she is the bigger star with a bigger career and an Oscar. This is just ridiculous and would never happen if she was a man.

      • Mean Hannah says:

        Seriously. It’s so wrong. This would never have happened if she was a male actor. I’m glad she told her agent to go and renegotiate or else. I bet a lot of actresses will want to renegotiate for a most favored nation.

    • magda says:

      I watched it because of Charlize. Kristen was a big drawback (“I really want to see film with that girl from Twilight?!?”)

    • Obsidian says:

      60% of its worldwide gross came from international market. SWATH came out the year the last of the Twilight series was shown. Kristen has a lot of international twihard fans. She was the big draw THEN despite the scandal. Unfortunately her popularity has started to decline since.

  11. Gwen says:

    I don’t like her but good for her.

    Also it’s a nice touch that Jackson has that cute lunchbox 🙂

  12. Maria says:

    hard to know what equal work means in hollywood. some people draw, others not. no matter how hard and how much they work. you cant put five hours of Tom Hanks work together with five hours of Emma Roberts work. its not equal.
    Hemsworth might earn more than Daniel Day Lewis. is that fair? yes, because he brings in more money.

    • LadyMazurus says:

      Sure, but can you show me a world where Jeremy Renner brings in more money than Jennifer Lawrence?

      • Dońt kill me i'm french says:

        Renner works In 3 franchises and even has his own franchises .

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        @ Don’t kill me: Yes but are any of those riding on his shoulders? Is he irreplaceable? Off the top of my head I couldn’t even name all of them, it took me a few minutes to remember. He’s in them, sure but would anyone care if he was re-cast?

    • Mia4S says:

      Actually you might be surprised how much Daniel Day Lewis makes (often $8-10 million in studio pics). He’s just very very selective and would never lower himself to Marvel silliness or action crap (where Hemsworth makes money).

      Hemsworth has gotten very lucky (or he was very smart) with Marvel and Snow White but those movies were not “about” him. The concept sold. Rush, which had action and him getting naked was a domestic flop (concept didn’t sell). Theron was right to demand equal pay.

      • Maria says:

        thats my whole point: there is no equal work in hollywood and therefore no equal pay. same applies to Renner and Lawrence, she should get more. but thats not what this is about and most comments here posts something like “equal work” and that just not what Hollywood is about. some people make ten times with a fraction of screentime and work. its inheretly unfair. better looking people will also always make more than ugly talented people in Hollywood. no matter how much and how hard they work.

      • Danielle says:

        Maria even taking into account your comment about equal work, Charlize is far and away a bigger star. She has greater name & face recognition and her presence makes the film seem more distinguished for marketting purposes. Who on earth watches a film because Chris Hemsworth is in it, other than his dozen or so fan girls? Most people dont know his name and couldnt pick his face out in a lineup. Hes just one of those blonde Marvel guys, the one in the film with the fun villain and “that girl from star wars”. The only reason he was offered more is because ‘thats how things have always been done’ and nobody thinks about the why anymore.

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    • Amy says:

      I kind of agree with this too strictly for Hollywood. It’s like saying men and women should be paid equally in pop music but there’s a lot of reasons some women are paid more than some men and vice versa.

      The problem is Hollywood and all industries like that aren’t really fair, just like everyone’s out campaigning for some award it’s all bullsht, lip service, who you know and who likes you. They’re not rewarded based on talent and output (celebs being paid highly even though film after film bombs) Jennifer Lawrence could be paid more than a veteran actress simply because she’s young and has a lot of good ‘press’. Jeremy Renner could be paid more than Jennifer simply because he’s attached to one of the studio’s most successful franchises and they want to keep him happy.

      Very few people in Hollywood are actually being paid appropriately so of course there’s room for unfairness. Good for Charlize though, as Rihanna would say, “Fck bitches, get money.”

      • Amy says:

        All that being said I just wanted to add that doesn’t mean I don’t believe there isn’t income disparity based strictly along gender. I’m sure a lot of crap is pulled if someone isn’t fighting for their client or in a position where studios want to keep their client ‘happy’.

      • Skeptic in the room says:

        Renner has been completely incapable of carrying a film by himself. Marvel wont even trust him with his own vehicle. And the MI franchise was long established before he came along. JLaw on the other hand is also in two franchises, one of which rides on her. You really have to stretch logic to justify why Renner would be valued higher than JLaw without addressing the industrys sexist traditions.

      • Amy says:


        Jennifer is attached to the lead of an already popular book series, the second to come after the massively successful Twilight. How much of the movie’s success is solely because of her as an actress? X-men existed long before her and didn’t depend on her either. Many people complained when she won for Silver Linings Playbook, so it’s not like behind the scenes players aren’t spinning things favorably for her either. Didn’t Renner also put in more actual physical time filming than her? The logic just doesn’t simply add up as neatly as some would like.

        All that being said I already admitted the entire system isn’t fair. People aren’t really being paid for strictly their labor but based on who’s got the better agent, who execs want to keep happy, who is the bigger star. I don’t care about JLaw, to me it’s more messed up that Amy didn’t get paid as much. JLaw did less work and had a smaller role, Amy was the female lead and had 70% screen time – likely more than Renner.

        But I have a feeling since she’s not the ‘big star’ attached to multiple franchises that she didn’t get the top buck and execs felt like they could lose her either way.

      • LAK says:

        Well, we live in a world in which Nicole Kidman is consistently paid top drawer fees even though all her films, bar MOULIN ROUGE and THE OTHERS were flops. And we know those films came during huge public sympathy for her divorce, ditto her oscar film.

        It’s completely mystifying why anyone pays her the fees they do, since there is no return on investment.

        And since her face is frozen, I don’t understand those who laud her artistic merits.

    • Iknowwhatboyslike says:

      I think what you’re trying to say Maria is that it should not be equal pay for equal work, but instead, a pay scale that is soley about merit and accomplishment. Two actors with disparate resumes should not be paid the same amount. Experience, ability to be box-office draw regardless of the movie should be the sole motivator in assigning pay. If this were true, there would be no question in whether Charlize would be paid more than Chris. She is an Oscar winning actress with massive name recognition. In my opinion, he shouldn’t even make equal to Charlize. Chris should be making less. Who says they have to be equal? I would also disagree if Denzel was being paid the same amount as Kristin Stewart.

  13. INeedANap says:

    Props to Charlize! She proves that sometimes being a b!tch is a good thing.

    • Judyk says:

      I agree…sometimes it is.

      Her little boy is adorable.

    • MrsBPitt says:

      I hate hearing a strong woman being called a bitch…She wanted and deserved the same pay as CH and demanded it…In what world is CH worth more than CT? I’m not even a big fan of CT, but calling her a bitch for wanting equal pay is insulting! Now she may not be a nice person in real life, something she has in common with her present boyfriend, but in this case, equal pay, the word “bitch” should not apply!

      • INeedANap says:

        Hold on there — I am not calling her a b!tch for this. I am saying she comes across as a b!tchy person in her normal life, but that that kind of aggression is very necessary in certain situations, like this one. Hell, if I found out I was getting paid less bc I’m female, someone’s head would roll.

        This isn’t reddit, most of us are pro women’s equality. No need to get defensive.

      • MrsBPitt says:

        I apologize to you “INeedANap…didn’t mean to get so defensive, but I really, as a woman, I just hate the word bitch to describe any female. I find it so sexist and offensive, that sometimes I overreact to it…I understand,now, what you were saying! Maybe I need a nap!!!!!!!

      • INeedANap says:

        Oh, sugar. We all need a nap. #truth

  14. Rhiley says:

    I like that her son has a princess lunchbox. That picture matches perfectly with this story about gender equality. But it is also very sweet and seems totally natural. Jackson probably does love Frozen and picked out his lunchbox. I am from a very masculine area of the South and very few parents would allow their sons to carry princess lunchboxes to school. It is refreshing to see.

    • Birdix says:

      Agreed! And he’s so snuggly and affectionate. As the mother of a tween who is furious at me for enforcing the rules, I miss those days.

  15. MAM says:

    She has the reboot of Mad Max coming out this year and it looks great¡¡ Good for her, she has a bigger name than Chris.

    • Dee Kay says:

      I cannot WAIT to see her and Hardy mix it up in Mad Max!!!!! Best trailer for next summer that I’ve seen.

  16. scout says:

    You go girl! JLaw, it’s your turn now.

  17. Gill B says:

    The only reason I watched Huntsman was because of Charlize’s character featuring so much in the trailer, and she was by far and away the best thing about that film.

  18. Megan says:

    I love her son’s Frozen lunchbox.

  19. 'P'enny says:

    She was the only character and actor in the film watchable, but why a prequel or sequel? it’s not worth it and with Angelina Jolie in Maleficent and Meryl Streep in Into the Woods, Cinderella on the way too. Do we really need another fairy-tale movie with long haired dim-wits and pretty faces?

    • MrsBPitt says:

      SO SICK OF THESE FAIRY TALE MOVIES AND SHOWS! Superhero movies, too! I do want to see how sexy Ben Affleck looks in his Batsuit, though! Sorry, I know a lot of people don’t like Ben, but I find him HOT!!!!!!

    • Josefa says:

      Yeah, I thought the same. I mean, good for Charlize and everything, but my reaction was “woah, they are really making a sequel to THAT?!” Charlize was the best part of the movie, and she was legitimately good, but the movie was still painfully mediocre. And I’m not sure if it’s a good idea. The biggest star of the movie was Kristen Stewart – who was in the pinnacle of her career because of Twilight.

  20. BendyWindy says:

    Good for her. Get that money!

  21. GoodNamesAllTaken says:


  22. Ginger says:

    Good for her! I’m glad to hear it! I hope this is a trend in Hollywood and the actresses in film get equal pay across the board. Charlize really was great in SWATH. She totally deserves the same pay as Chris. She has an Oscar and has been around a lot longer. I would agree she is the bigger star.

  23. Angie says:

    Echoing everyone else here – Good for Charlize!
    She’s an Oscar winner so that’s got to have *some* cachet
    She was also the best thing about Snow White and the Huntsman.
    Plus she has greater name recognition than Chris and can probably get the film more attention
    Totally deserved IMO and I’m happy she spoke up for herself. More women need to do the same.

  24. Ann says:

    She actually should be paid MORE but right on Charlize (now all you need to do is dump that hemorrhoid you are dating).

  25. Corey says:

    + 1 everybody! Three cheers for Charlize!

    PS I love that pic of her smiling…and the frozen lunch bag..cute!

  26. Prim says:

    Delighted to hear that.

  27. Green Is Good says:

    Good for Chalize! Actresses deserve the same as their male counterparts.

  28. Thaisajs says:

    Best news I’ve read all morning. Also the best thing to come out of the Sony hack.

  29. Dońt kill me i'm french says:

    She was the reason to see the first movie.Sorry but Thor guy was barely in the movie .His character has no interest

  30. Desi says:

    Fucking unbelievable that Chris Hemsworth would have gotten more money than Theron imho. Who is he anyway?

  31. db says:

    Get it Charlize

  32. Dani L. says:

    I don’t particularly like Charlize but her son is a cutie!

  33. Veronica says:

    Good. Though it’s ridiculous that the conversation had to happen in the first place. She had just as much screen time and, frankly, her character was by far the most interesting thing about the film.

    It just goes to show you that American Hustle was no one off. Women will always have to fight for what should be given.

  34. WTF says:

    It is nuts that she would make the same salary as him. She is an OSCAR WINNER for crying out loud. He’s eye candy at best (if you go for that kind of thing). Ri-damn-diculous

  35. jamrock says:

    Why they bringing back charlize is beyond me she was so horrible in the first movie all that screaming…the evil brother was the best thing in that movie everybody else was meh

  36. Rachel says:

    Ugh if anyone got more it should have been Charlize, she MADE the first movie.

  37. Carrie says:

    Good, she should have gotten at least as much if not more, she was the biggest name in the movie.

  38. jojo says:

    if they have equal on screen time, they should get paid the same, regardless of talent. We are talking base salary. If on top of that, their ‘popularity’ is trending to make more for a film than the other, than they should get x amount % of the pics gate receipts (or whatever they call it nowadays).

    And about the jlaw, renner comments, lets not blow this out of proportion. Both of those stars could easily be replaced in any movie they were in. Put a young Jolie in HG and they are basically interchangable. Yes, jlaw won an oscar, but likes be frank here: winning an oscar is no longer about talent, but about either (1) how much risk (aka skin) you show in a movie (monsters ball) ; (2) how ‘popular you are in the tabloids ; (3) how much little kids like the movie and go repeatidly to the movies and boost up that movies stars. (eg. twilight crap) . There are some good actresses out there, but the days of winning an oscar based solely on performance/talent was lost the day Halle Berry won the oscar for that dreadful performance. Its all marketting now.

    • Veronica says:

      Oscars have always been about campaigning. I wouldn’t single out J. Law as the one off on that one. I can think of a lot of films and performances that haven’t gotten their due in competition with a star with a better machine behind it. It’s just the way the system works.

      Frankly, the real insult in AH was Adams paycheck. She carried that movie along with Bale, and it’s outrageous that she wound up raking in less than any of them.

    • Carrie says:

      Yep, he who hustles hardest gets the gold. I think that’s my main annoyance with jlaw. Everyone talks about how she’s an Oscar winner blah blah, but to me she’s a pretty average actreaa. It could have been almost anyone in that role and it still would have been successful just by trading off the popularity of HG with teens/young adults.

      • Gill B says:

        Lot of ‘safe bet’ YA adaptions based on best-selling books have flopped at the box office. I think the casting of J-Law has been central to the scale of the success of the HG franchise: her performance powers those films (which are otherwise fairly mediocre), just as it did Silver Linings Playbook. Like it or not, she has become the biggest breakout female star since Jolie. In contrast, actors like Renner (who I rate as an actor) and Hemsworth (who I rate as a hunk) just don’t have the same star profile and mass appeal – which makes it noteworthy that they are paid more.

    • Juana says:

      It seem to me that J-Law is one of the few actors or actresses that would be difficult to replace in a leading role. She can act, has charisma and huge popular appeal. Few other female stars have all those qualities: Joile certainly, maybe Theron in the right role, possibly Emma Stone and a few others. In contrast, Renner is a good actor, but you could replace him with someone like Oscar Isaac and no one would blink an eye. The same is true with Hemsworth. But for some reason the men are always assumed to be more important. Congratulations to Theron for fighting this nonsense!

  39. littlestar says:

    She is by far the bigger star and name between the two of them, in my opinion. I always judge how famous a person TRULY is by whether my dad knows their name or not – my dad knows who Theron is and has NO clue who Hemsworth is. LOL.

    • Josefa says:

      I’d say they are in the same level, low-tier A-list or high-tier B-list.

      Charlize is another Halle Berry – a talented actress who has managed to land jobs because of her oscar and good looks, but most of her films flop unless there’s a marketable concept/more profitable stars.

      Chris is a damn Avenger, but hasn’t proven to be profitable outside of that.

  40. Nibbi says:

    I actually feel kind of sad that her getting equal pay is a big deal. She is unarguably a bigger star and let’s face it, she carried the first movie nearly on her own- only reason i bothered to see it at all really was her unbelievably beautiful wickedness. THe other dude seems pretty much a good-looking standard Hollywood hero type, I hadn’t heard of him much before that, not that special at all. Infuriating, really. I hope she got paid more than him in the first one, dammit, her character was much more important. If there’s a second one at all it’s clearly because of the success of the first. Ugh, even in an industry that objectifies women for their looks and tosses them away with age, they don’t get paid fairly for it. UGHHH

  41. aquarius64 says:

    I can’t stand Theron, but good on her for getting equal pay. Truth to tell, she should get more because she has the gravitas of an Oscar winner.

  42. tarheel says:

    WTF?! She should have automatically have gotten MORE, since she’s an Academy Award winner and, you know, can actually act and has range. Unlike both Hemsworth Brothers.

  43. Kath says:

    I recall when Demi Moore started commanding huge salaries back in the 1990s for craptastic films – she was nicknamed “Gimme Moore” by the studios, yet her salary was still dwarfed by male actors like Mel Gibson, Arnold etc.

    I guarantee that the male actors were respected for their negotiating skills and ability to command big money, not referred to as shrill and greedy.

    Not a fan of Moore’s by any means, but the double standard is sickening.

  44. vya says:

    I’m surprised she was paid less considering she is a bigger star than the other two. She was the best thing about that horrible movie. Anyway, it’s shocking she has to demand equal pay to CH, it shouldn’t even have to be a thing for her. They were lucky they got her. Pay check should be based on your worth, how irreplaceable are you, how much contribution you’ll add to it. Charlie for me out-stand in all of them compared to CH and KS.