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Ruth Wilsonís Character (on The Affair) Killed Off ó Actress Complained About Pay Parity
Showbiz 411 ^ | August 6, 2018 | Roger Freidman

Posted on 08/06/2018 4:12:25 PM PDT by DoodleBob

Ruth Wilson’s character, Alison, was killed off in a major surprise last night on Showtime’s “The Affair.” The show was recently renewed for a fifth and final season next year.

Alison was part of the show’s 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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Full title is "Ruth Wilson’s Character, One of the Principals of “The Affair,” Killed Off — Actress Complained About Pay Parity"

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."

1 posted on 08/06/2018 4:12:25 PM PDT by DoodleBob
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To: DoodleBob

They weren’t paying her the full seventy-eight cents for each dollar paid to Dominic West?


2 posted on 08/06/2018 4:18:21 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: DoodleBob

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.


3 posted on 08/06/2018 4:23:44 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The MSM is in the business of creating a fake version of reality for political reasons.)
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To: DoodleBob
Poor Ruth, cut down at the height of her career by Shelley Long disease.
 
4 posted on 08/06/2018 4:25:42 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie ("Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above.")
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To: DoodleBob

Now she’s getting paid the same as thousands of other unemployed actors.


5 posted on 08/06/2018 4:29:04 PM PDT by dead
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

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


6 posted on 08/06/2018 4:29:22 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: DoodleBob

And another liberal discovers the real minimum wage. $0


7 posted on 08/06/2018 4:29:25 PM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the 0zarks)
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To: DoodleBob

She was GREAT in Luther.


8 posted on 08/06/2018 4:31:40 PM PDT by Ms. AntiFeminazi
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To: ClearCase_guy

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.


9 posted on 08/06/2018 4:31:45 PM PDT by DoodleBob
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To: DoodleBob

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.


10 posted on 08/06/2018 4:37:02 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death by cults.)
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To: DoodleBob

[correlation does not imply causality.]


It does not prove causality, but it certainly implies it, in the sense of being suggestive of it. In fact, that’s how the majority of science and math discoveries come about - by taking a deeper look at correlations.


11 posted on 08/06/2018 4:47:02 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Journalism is about covering important stories. With a pillow, until they stop moving.)
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To: DoodleBob

Her character on Luther was extremely annoying. I wished they’d killed her off that show!


12 posted on 08/06/2018 4:47:21 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Ms. AntiFeminazi

See my post 12.


13 posted on 08/06/2018 4:48:15 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Jonty30

[Women typically are not box office draws.]


I think women can be. As with men, though, they have to be lookers to the nth degree. My impression is that this actress has character actor looks.


14 posted on 08/06/2018 4:49:31 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Journalism is about covering important stories. With a pillow, until they stop moving.)
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To: DoodleBob
good!!

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?

15 posted on 08/06/2018 5:04:35 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (California: knowingly give someone aids: misdemeanor. Give them a straw, go to jail.)
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To: DoodleBob

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.


16 posted on 08/06/2018 5:54:04 PM PDT by Engedi (The)
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To: Engedi
I stopped watching it after the second season. It became really hard to follow (for me, at least) and I no longer had empathy for the Maura Tierney character (I thought Ms Tierney was a better actress, but to be fair I've liked her work since News Radio.
17 posted on 08/06/2018 6:07:09 PM PDT by DoodleBob
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To: DoodleBob

So tell me. Is her pay parity better now, or worse? Moron.


18 posted on 08/06/2018 6:11:03 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (End the Mueller Gestapo now. Free the Donald.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

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.,


19 posted on 08/06/2018 6:13:25 PM PDT by morphing libertarian (Use Comey's Report; Indict Hillary now. --- Proud Smelly Walmart Deplorable)
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To: morphing libertarian

ACTING CRED


20 posted on 08/06/2018 6:13:42 PM PDT by morphing libertarian (Use Comey's Report; Indict Hillary now. --- Proud Smelly Walmart Deplorable)
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