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Nia Long says she has seen her share of gender discrimination when it comes to salary negotiations, and counts herself among the many victims of Hollywood’s gender pay gap.

During a recent Hollywood Foreign Press Association event, she was asked whether or not things have changed in the film industry since the issue has been in the public eye.

According to the actress, Hollywood still has a long way to go.

“I have watched a lot of men get rich off of the films that I’ve done, and I was being paid peanuts” she tells the Associated Press. “And when I requested or wanted more, I was considered difficult, outspoken, entitled and all of the things that should not be used to describe a woman who has earned her space, her place and delivers.”

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2 thoughts on “Nia Long: ‘I’ve Watched A Lot Of Men Get Rich Off The Films I’ve Done’ [Video]

  1. SheCat54 on said:

    Start your own production company and search for talent outside of the hollywood norm.You have the skills and talent to do that so branching out on your own should not be hard. I know it’s hard for brown skins to get started in this type of business because of all the unfair bullshit from caucasians but, you got to try for yourself. Good luck!

  2. Blackbeckie on said:

    black established actresses know quite a few well known producers and media houses who r behind the scenes. have u been asking and working to produce in their productions as co producer. just doing something other than acting may work out better than acting and pay better.

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