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. …