Emma Stone Feels There Is A Long Way In Closing Gender Pay Gap
Hollywood star Emma Stone will next be seen in the film ‘Battle of the Sexes’. The movie is based on the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. The 28-year-old actress will essay the role of the U.S. sporting legend, Billie Jean King, while the role of Bobby Riggs will be played by Steve Carell.
However, the actress feels that the gender pay gap still exists and there is a ‘long way to go’ in closing that. Speaking at the screening of the movie at the London Film Festival, the Oscar winning actress said, "Something Billie Jean talks about is she'd get a lot of people coming up to her and saying, 'Billie Jean, I watched the Battle of the Sexes - the original match in 73 - and I went to work the next day and asked for a raise.' 'Did you get it?'"
She added, "And they're like, 'Yeah because I asked for it, but you empowered me to ask for it.' She can speak more about that than I can, but there's still a long way to go." Emma said that she is lucky to have got an opportunity to dig into the psyche of such an 'inspirational' figure. "She's such an inspirational figure and getting to dig into her psyche at age 29 and how she's shifted and grown over her life was an amazing thing to do, it was a very lucky thing,” said Stone.
'Battle of the Sexes' will hit on November 24 in U.K.
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