Catchy headline right?
So actress Michelle Williams is storming capitol hill with her dossier of grievances regarding underpaid FEMALE actors in Hollywood.
But, is she the appropriate person to take up this cause?
I could imagine NHLer Evgeni Malkin being irate at being paid 1% of Sidney Crosby's salary given that Malkin is a top performer... he puts butts in the seats at arenas.
On the other hand, actress Michelle Williams is so unremarkable and undistinguished as a marquee draw in Hollywood that she isn't even the top result for "michelle williams" searches at YouTube and on much of the web (that honor goes to the Destiny's Child member).
A message to feminists - if you want to convince anyone of anything you have to keep your arguments rational and reasonable. (just call this rule Mansplaining 101)
Michelle Williams, you ain't Wahlberg. Wahlberg is awesome. You ain't the Rock. You ain't Margot. You ain't Charlize. You ain't nobody and you are a dime a dozen actress.
Ever since media piracy became status quo about 20 years ago, the movie industry started to tighten its purse strings. There are tons of actors, male and female, who don't get paid much if they aren't A-Listers. Many will work pro-bono or at least for a modest per diem rate.
Also, maybe Wahlberg has amazing representation and a team of agents that go to bat for him aggressively every time. Acting salary isn't considered in a vacuum when it comes to Hollywood. It is a "what have your done for me lately" wheeling-and-dealing cutthroat environment. Hollywood has been built on a heteroscedastic economic model since the Paramount Decrees and if people like Williams get their way then there will be no competitiveness in Hollywood and all movies will become low-budget melodramas because risking anything else would be suicide for studios.
Finally, apparently Wahlberg gave to charity those particular earnings that Williams has put into question... so for shame, Williams, you nobody!
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