Kate Winslet Admits She Is Uncomfortable with Gender Pay Gap Talk: 'It's a Bit Vulgar Isn't It?'
"I don't think that's a very nice conversation to have publicly at all," Kate Winslet said
Some of Hollywood’s top leading ladies have recently shared their thoughts on sexism within the film industry. But when it comes to talk of salaries and the gender pay gap issue, Kate Winslet would much prefer to keep that private.
“I’m having such a problem with these conversations,” Winslet, 40, told BBC Newsbeat.
“I understand why they are coming up but maybe it’s a British thing,” she continued. “I don’t like talking about money; it’s a bit vulgar isn’t it?”
While a number of celebrities have rallied behind Jennifer Lawrence for speaking frankly about making less money than her male costars, Winslet prefers that financial issues be handled more discreetly.
“I don’t think that’s a very nice conversation to have publicly at all,” she said. “I’m quite surprised by these conversations to be honest, simply because it seems quite a strange thing to be discussing out in the open like that.”
“I’m a very lucky woman and I’m quite happy with how things are ticking along,” she added.
When asked if she’s ever been faced with sexism in the film industry, the actress simply replied, “Honestly, no.”
She added that she’s never experienced any unfair professional treatment due to her gender.
“And If I’d ever been in that situation I would have either dealt with it or removed myself from it,” she said. “I haven’t ever felt that I’ve really had to stick up for myself just because I’m a woman.”