Priyanka Chopra had some words to say about gender parity and equal pay! During an interview to promote her new show, ‘Citadel’, she shared her story of how this is the first time she gets paid the same as her male co-actors. We break down why it’s an important conversation to have.
Priyanka Chopra Entertainment Industry
Priyanka Chopra’s revelation about the inequality and wage gap among female and male entertainers coincidentally happened just in the same week International Women’s Day was celebrated. According to the Economic Times of India, Chopra admitted that she was “still paid much less” than her male co-stars throughout her acting career despite putting in “the same amount of effort, time, and investment.” Additionally, she acknowledged that women face significant obstacles to breaking the glass ceiling and thus she feels it is necessary to have women working at the top positions in all facets of the entertainment industry, both on and behind the screen.
As an international star, Priyanka Chopra has been working with Hollywood and Bollywood alike for more than 20 years. Her comment about gender parity highlights a pervasive issue only a few female celebrities are brave enough to speak up on.
As noted by Indie Wire, Chopra also admitted that she believed the problem is caused by a lack of female decision-makers in Hollywood. Furthermore, she also said she had to do a lot of stunts all by herself while male actors on set are given many body doubles. Chopra acknowledged that there needs to be more “equality of opportunity” between female and male celebrities.
New Show ‘Citadel’
‘Citadel’, the new show Priyanka Chopra is set to appear on, will be available to stream on Amazon Prime starting April 28th but the trailer was released on March 6th. The show, produced by Anthony Russo and Joseph Russo, is about a spy who has to “remember the past to save the future”. The same directors who directed Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: End Game directed ‘Citadel’. Priyanka Chopra is acting alongside co-stars Richard Madden, and Stanley Tucci.
As reported by Hindustan Times, ‘Citadel’ will also have two sister shows in Italian and Hindi. Anthony Russo has spoken about the projects, saying that “we’ve seen this rise in global filmmaking and the ability of non-English language movies and shows to travel to other cultures, and typically the more English language dominated cultures.”
Published by HOLR Magazine