Priyanka Chopra Jonas claims that her upcoming Amazon Prime series, ‘Citadel,’ is the first time she has received equal pay with a male co-star.
During a conversation with Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke at Austin’s South by Southwest Festival, Chopra Jonas discussed her upcoming action spy thriller series.
“I’ve been working in the entertainment industry for now 22 years and I have done about almost 70-plus features,” she said. “I’ve done two TV shows,"
"But when I did ‘Citadel,’ it was the first time in my career that I had pay parity with my male co-actor. The first time in 22 years. And I wonder that did that happen?”
“It’s kind of nuts, I put in the same amount of service time I put in the same amount of investment and work but I get paid much less."
"So, I want to talk a little bit about issues that women have in entertainment, the glass ceilings that we have to work much harder to break,"
The Amazon studios head Salke then joined, "There was just no question to me that that was the absolute right thing to do. "
Salke further said, "I have great male and female allies who are at our company who’ve been working for me who know now to make space and to stop and think and do the gut check."
Chopra will be sharing the screen with Richard Madden, and the series is scheduled to debut next month.
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