Ashton Kutcher Supports Natalie Portman's Fight Against The Gender Pay Gap

He told the world how proud he was of his former co-star over Twitter

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Natalie Portman is the latest celebrity, in a growing movement of women, who have spoken out about the gender pay gap in Hollywood.

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Sparked by the Sony hack, which revealed the true discrepancies in salaries, Jennifer Lawrence penned an honest, critical essay of the wage gap in Lena Dunham's newsletter Lenny Letter.

Since then, a dialogue has opened up about Hollywood stars paychecks.

Natalie Portman has most recently spoken out to Marie Claire.

She told them that Ashton Kutcher was paid three times as much as her in their 2011 romantic comedy, No Strings Attached.

'I knew and I went along with it because there's this thing with "quotes" in Hollywood...His (quote) was three times higher than mine so they said he should get three times more.

I wasn't as pissed as I should have been.

I mean, we get paid a lot, so it's hard to complain, but the disparity is crazy,' she finished.

It's understandable that actresses have been reluctant to speak out, since the amount they get paid is so huge in the first place, and for fear of jeopardising future work.

But one can't avoid the discriminatory fact that men are getting paid more to do exactly the same job.

Portman continued,

'Compared to men, in most professions, women make 80 cents to the dollar.

In Hollywood, we are making 30 cents to the dollar.

I don't think women and men are more or less capable.

We just have a clear issue with women not having opportunities.

We need to be part of the solution, not perpetuating the problem,' she said.

Hear, hear!

Thankfully, far from avoiding the statements or, worse, being insulted by them, Ashton Kutcher publicly applauded his former co-star for her bravery.

Proving himself to be a true ally, and one to put himself out there for the cause.

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