After Citadel, Priyanka Chopra obtained equal pay for Love Once more as effectively: ‘I really feel I’ve damaged glass ceiling for others too’

Earlier this 12 months, Priyanka Chopra revealed that after twenty years in present enterprise, she was lastly getting equal pay on her initiatives starting with Prime Video’s net collection Citadel. The actor revealed that initially she was shocked and later was moved that she could be receiving equal pay together with her male co-star Richard Madden on Citadel. She added that originally she did not assume that it was one thing it might ever occur in her lifetime so she had stopped eager about it. (Additionally learn: Priyanka Chopra says she froze her eggs throughout Quantico shoot, took injections for over a month: ‘It’s costly’)

Priyanka Chopra and Richard Madden on the Los Angeles screening of Prime Video’s Citadel on April 25, 2023. (Picture by Lisa O’CONNOR / AFP)(AFP)

Priyanka made her appearing debut with Tamil movie Thamizhan (2002) reverse Vijay. She made her Bollywood debut a 12 months later with The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003). She moved to the US after she was forged because the lead within the American collection Quantico in 2015. She adopted it up with the function movie Baywatch (2017) with Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.

In an interview with Shondaland, Priyanka mentioned, “I was kind of very surprised honestly, because I had given up thinking about it or talking about it. Because the disparity between what my male co-actors would get and what I would get, even if I was a co-lead, was just so different and so vast that [it] was not something that I even thought would happen in my lifetime. And that’s a really tragic thing to think about. But when my agents at UTA suggested that they wanted to go back in and negotiate on my behalf and see if that was a possibility. And when it happened, I wondered if it was the fact that the head of Amazon Studios [Jennifer Salke] at that time was a woman.”

She added, “When women are in positions of power, do they turn around and help other women and create other opportunities for other women? I think the answer was yes. So, I felt very moved. I felt very… like I’ve broken the glass ceiling or pushed the glass ceiling a little bit for myself, and hopefully for other actors. I have to say that I have enjoyed parity since in most of the jobs that I have done after Citadel, including Love Again.”

The season finale of Prime Video’s Citadel will probably be streamed on Could 26, 2023. Priyanka additionally has the rom-com Love Once more reverse Sam Heughan lined up for launch in Could. She begins taking pictures for her subsequent movie Heads Of State with John Cena and Idris Elba later this 12 months.

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