Skip to comments.Ruth Wilsonís Character (on The Affair) Killed Off ó Actress Complained About Pay Parity
Posted on 08/06/2018 4:12:25 PM PDT by DoodleBob
Ruth Wilsons character, Alison, was killed off in a major surprise last night on Showtimes The Affair. The show was recently renewed for a fifth and final season next year.
Alison was part of the shows main quadrangle with Dominic West, Joshua Jackson, and Maura Tierney. Wilson won a Golden Globe award for the role.
But in February Wilson complained about pay parity on the show when she discovered how much more West, her scene partner, was paid.
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It has been reported that Ms Wilson chose to leave the series. Perhaps...and correlation does not imply causality.
Nonetheless, I see this as yet another example of Hollywood hypocrisy, on the surface supporting equality while firing a "whistleblower."
They weren’t paying her the full seventy-eight cents for each dollar paid to Dominic West?
You get what you get, and you don’t get upset.
If you don’t like it, you can walk away.
If they don’t like your bellyaching, they fire you.
There is nothing new here.
PS: If you take it to the media and ask for sympathy after you get fired, they blacklist you. She’ll find out about that later.
Now shes getting paid the same as thousands of other unemployed actors.
What do you do when you find out the male actor is making 750,000 dollars per episode and you are only making 500,000 dollars for that same episode
Complain and threaten to go on strike, of course
And another liberal discovers the real minimum wage. $0
She was GREAT in Luther.
She’s in the wrong business. If Ms Wilson was in the private sector outside of Hollywood and made this public pronouncement, she’d be the toast of America (even though she’s a Brit) and get her own talk show.
Women typically are not box office draws. I can probably only name three actresses I would go see a movie in, because they are in it.
Most people go to see a movie because of a male actor and that’s life.
[correlation does not imply causality.]
Her character on Luther was extremely annoying. I wished theyd killed her off that show!
See my post 12.
[Women typically are not box office draws.]
I recall years ago when "Friends" was the big hit show and the stars were screaming for more money.
I told the Mrs. they should have a season finale:
All six are in a car, laughing having a good time.
Suddenly, Pure fear registers on their faces, now bright from oncoming headlights.
Fade to black.
Sound-over of crying tires and busting glass.
Highway scene. Ambulances, Police cars, flashing lights, gawkers.
A body is placed into the ambulance, sheet covering a face.
Ambulance attendant to cop: "The rest seem to be ok. They were lucky"
Fade to black
Now the negotiations come: OK. Let's talk. We can have five friends or six. What are the offers?
I have followed the series from the beginning. I got tired of Alison and I was shocked she died, but I will not miss her. She was always so morose it seemed. I liked her in the beginning but just was meh the last season.
Cole is my favorite character.
So tell me. Is her pay parity better now, or worse? Moron.
she has acting red in England I don’t think she will be idle. I support what she is doing. And the series will tank without her.,
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