Evan Rachel Wood is one of the major players in HBO's Westworld as the wholesome-robot-girl-turned-revolutionary, Dolores Abernathy. But she's just starting to make the same amount as her male co-stars—a first in her career.
"I think I’ve just now [gotten] to the point where I’m getting paid the same as my male costars," she revealed in an interview with The Wrap. "I was just told that, 'Hey, you’re getting equal pay.' And I was like [gasp], and I almost got emotional. I was like, 'I had never been paid the same as my male counterparts.' Never."
As Westworld's creators are teasing viewers ahead of season two's release, Wood will start seeing her wage on par with her co-stars Anthony Hopkins and Ed Harris, during season three. Prior to this, Wood says she got paid "pretty much the same amount of money on things for years."
"There’s a lot of politics, but there’s a lot of things that are now being talked about in a different way," she explained. "There is a lot of stuff that goes on behind the scenes. There is a lot of trying to make things equal and trying to make things fair. I don’t know, there is a lot of stuff. But this is the first time that somebody made a point of being like, ‘Hey you’re getting this. And you deserve it.’ And that was nice."