During a recent panel, Priyanka Chopra Jonas said she only once received equal pay with a male co-star.
Priyanka has 78 acting credits on her IMDb. One of his upcoming projects is the Prime Video series Citadelwhere she stars alongside Richard Madden in the spy thriller.
Speaking at the South by Southwest film festival on Friday, Priyanka began by saying, “I could be in trouble for [saying this]it depends on who’s watching.”
“I’ve been in the entertainment industry for 22 years now, and I’ve directed over 70 feature films and two TV shows,” she continued. “But when I did Citadelit was the first time in my career that I had equal pay.
“I laugh about it, but it’s kinda crazy,” Priyanka shared. “I invest the same amount of investment and work, but I am paid much less. But the ease with which Amazon Studios said, “This is what you deserve, you’re co-leads, that’s fair,” and I said, “You’re right, that’s fair.” “”
This isn’t the first time Priyanka has spoken out about equal pay. “I never had pay parity in Bollywood,” Priyanka said in December. “I would be paid about 10% of my male co-actor’s salary. [The pay gap] is large, noticeably large. And so many women still face this. I’m sure I would too if I worked with a male co-actor now in Bollywood.
Citadel will debut on Amazon Prime Video on April 28.