Wonder Woman Star Gal Gadot Says ‘Equal Pay Has Been My Biggest Struggle’
Hollywood actress Gal Gadot aka Marvel’s Wonder Woman revealed her biggest struggle has been equal pay. Even Wonder Woman has to fight for equal pay. The actress made the revelation in her six-part short-form documentary series Impact with Gal Gadot. Gadot who earned fame with her 2017 film Wonder Woman was in the news some time back in a similar conversation focused on pay disparity. There were reports that claimed that the actor was paid less than what her male counterparts had earned.
During a virtual global press conference for her latest National Geographic series Impact With Gal Gadot, the actress opened up about the pay disparity between her and her male co-stars in Hollywood. She said, “My biggest struggle as a woman has been equal pay as my male co-stars, (all of) whom I love so much. As a woman, that has been the biggest thing. As a human being, I have struggled with many other problems. But the thing that I fought for the most, was equal pay with my male stars.” Earlier, actresses Jennifer Lawrence, Salma Hayek, Emma Watson and several others have opened up on the same matter.
Gal Gadot is the executive producer for the series. The makers mentioned that the series follows women living in “communities marred by violence, poverty, trauma, discrimination, oppression and natural disasters, and yet against all odds, they dare to dream, stand out, speak up.” Gadot’s Impact will follow six women- starting from a 19-year-old college student in Puerto Rico, a ballet dancer in Brazil, a trauma therapist from California to a formally homeless transwoman in Tennessee.
Meanwhile, the episodes of the series will go live on Nat Geo Global YouTube channels on April 26. The series will premiere on National Geographic Channel India in the upcoming months.