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Priyanka Chopra Jonas Says It Took Her 22 Years to Cross the Gender Pay Gap

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That’s one small step for man, one long-ass leap for womankind. Per People, Bollywood and Hollywood star Priyanka Chopra Jonas revealed at a South by Southwest panel on Friday that she only recently bridged the gender pay gap. She stars alongside Richard Madden in Citadel, the upcoming sci-fi spy show that is set to premiere on Prime Video on April 28, 2023. “When I did Citadel, it was the first time in my career that I had pay parity with my male co-star — the first time in 22 years,” Chopra Jonas said. The actress estimated that she’s done “almost 70-plus” features and two TV shows during her time in the entertainment industry. If every single one of those projects cut her a smaller check, that would ostensibly include Love Again, the rom-com she recently shot with Sam Heughan … and her husband, Nick Jonas. Since the JoBro plays a much smaller part than his wife in the movie, she probably at least got paid more than him. Still, it’s sad that we even have to speculate, isn’t it?

It Took Priyanka Chopra 22 Years to Get Equal Pay