At a press conference for Grace and Frankie last month, stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin told reporters that supporting players Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston were being paid the same as they were, and they weren't happy with it. "The show is not Sol and Robert," said Tomlin."It's Grace and Frankie." In protest over the show's gender pay gap — or more accurately, the lack of it — a group of fans started a petition calling for Netflix to give the stars their due, which makes things awkward now that Fonda and Tomlin say they were joking (though, they don't say if they were joking about the equal pay or the fact that it bothered them). "This just reminds us to be mindful of how things come across in interviews," the pair said in a joint statement to the Wrap. "We appreciate everyone’s support and the attention to this issue, but the structure of Grace and Frankie is fair." Sheen and Waterston appear in every episode of the series, though if the universe has a sense of irony, it would give them only 77 percent of the women's screen time.
Most Watched on Vulture
Most Viewed Stories
The 10 Best TV Shows of 2016
The Highs and Lows of Hairspray Live!
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season-Premiere Recap: Studio Fifty Bore
When Did Billy Eichner Become a Total Hunk?
How Do You Direct a Sex Scene? 10 Directors Tell Their Secrets
Prince’s Friends Fondly Remember All the Times He Expertly Insulted Everyone From Madonna to Eddie Murphy
The Best Westworld Fan Theories, Post-Finale
A Non-Judgmental Guide to All the Questions You Might Have About Rogue One
What’s New on Netflix: December 2016
Game of Thrones’ Finn Jones on Loras Tyrell’s Fate and How the Show Can Give People Hope in a Post-Trump World
Latest News from VultureHow an America's Next Top Model Contestant Unwittingly Ended Up on Westworld
But what could it mean?Take Our Game of Thrones Quiz and Win a Song of Ice and Fire Box Set
M'athchomaroon, Game of Thrones superfans!Good Girls Revolt Star on the Show’s Cancellation: ‘It Doesn’t Make Any Sense’
"I've been on canceled shows before. This one didn't make any sense."Now That We’re Governed by Contagions, At the Drive-In Have Finally Decided to Return With a New Song
They apparently have an album coming, too.Which New TV Shows Will Get Surprise Golden Globe Nominations?
Will the Hollywood Foreign Press Association nominate Stranger Things? Let’s see what the blinking Christmas lights have to say…Kylie Bunbury on Pitch’s Season Finale and the Future of #Bawson
"Romantically speaking, people are going to be shocked."Jasmine Cephas Jones, One of Hamilton’s Last Original Cast Members, Is Leaving the Show
Schuyler Sister no more.Hairspray Live! Fails to Be a Megahit in the Ratings
The numbers for Hairspray suggest live musicals are no longer a no-brainer for the network.Prince Was in Talks With Netflix for a Paisley Park Reality Show Before He Died
But he didn't want to be in it.Black-ish Recap: Blowing the Whistle
Dre’s ego is back … and it’s such a downer.
"Let me ask you a question: Do you see me stop my show to do comedy?"Jeopardy! Contestant Who Competed With Stage 4 Cancer Posthumously Donated Her Winnings to Charity
Cindy Stowell died on December 5.Assessing the Wild Careers of Four Acclaimed Authors Who Returned to Their Roots in 2016
All of them followed similar trajectories — brilliant success, the subsequent backlash, some dallying in genre and nonfiction, and now a return to their roots.Mel Gibson Doesn’t Think It’s Fair That Nate Parker’s Past Affected The Birth of a Nation
"You have to follow the system there."The (Longish) Short Version of Why Silence Took Three Decades to Make
The story behind the wait.Xavier Dolan on Blink-182, Bottoming, and Being the World’s Biggest Kate Winslet Fan
The young director also talks about his new film and the surprising story behind his gigantic Adele video.Why Was Hairspray Live! Tamer on TV?
The bouffant isn't quite as big and bubbly onscreen.Apple Reportedly Wants to Let You Rent Movies While They’re Still in Theaters
This would make Apple the leader in the digital-rental horse race.Watch Annette Bening Dance to Black Flag in This 20th Century Women Clip
Annette Bening's confused dancing is what you needed today.Joss Whedon on His New World War II Film and How He’s the Ron to Hillary Clinton’s Hermione
"I feel like the parallels are horrifying."