Jada Pinkett Smith Praises Jessica Chastain for Wage Fight

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Actress Jada Pinkett Smith poses during the premiere of “Skate Kitchen” at the Library Theatre during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, January 21, 2018, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP) (Associated Press)

Reprinted from The Washington Post by the Associated Press on January 25, 2017.

Jada Pinkett Smith is praising Jessica Chastain for fighting for pay equity in Hollywood.

During a diverse storytelling panel at the Sundance Film Festival, Pinkett Smith on Sunday relayed the story that Chastain negotiated raises for both her and actress Octavia Spencer, who are co-starring in an upcoming comedy.

“Jessica stood up for Octavia and I want you to know because they stood together, they got three times what they were asking for as a unit,” she said.

Pinkett Smith stressed the importance of women in Hollywood working together to stop wage disparity. …

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