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Queen Charlize Theron Reportedly Negotiates Raise After Sony Hack Revealed Her Male Co-Star Was Being Paid More

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07: Charlize Theron attends the Christian Dior show as part of Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on July 7, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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“Page Six” reports that the wonderful, all-powerful, and totally smart Charlize Theron negotiated a $10 million raise after learning that she was being paid exactly that amount less than her male co-star, Chris Hemsworth, in their upcoming film, The Huntsman. They are both leads and now their salaries will be equal. Turns out there’s an upside to those Sony leaks other than those amazing Amy Pascal emails. Says “Page Six”:

One source said, “Charlize insisted that she get paid the same money as Chris. She has a great track record, so she got the same deal.” Another insider added: “One knock-on effect from the Sony hacking scandal is that there will be more sensitivity about equal pay for actresses and hiring practices at movie studios.”

Charlize Theron Got a Raise Thanks to Sony Hack