Watch: the alarming pay gap between white actors and actors of color
Show me the money.
The pay gap between white and minority actors is stark – and incredibly problematic:
Posted by Fusion on Friday, October 7, 2016
Actors on the show Games of Thrones can earn up to $500,000 per episode. Meanwhile the actors of color that mostly make up the cast of Empire, the highest rated drama on television, only earn around $175,000 per episode. Kerry Washington and Viola Davis, some of the most highest paid black female actors on television today, still earn less than actors like Claire Danes and Ellen Pompeo. Watch this video to learn more about the Hollywood pay gap and why it exists.