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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