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Olivia Colman says she would be paid more if she was a man

Oscar-winning actor says gender pay disparity rooted in outdated idea that male actors draw audiences

Olivia Colman has criticised gender pay disparity in the film industry and said she would be paid more if she was a man, arguing that it is rooted in an outdated idea that male actors draw in the audience. Wicked Little Letters tells the true story of the Littlehampton poison-pen scandal of 1923, with Colman playing the role of the prim-and-proper Edith Swan. This month, Forbes named Adam Sandler as the highest paid actor of 2023 after he raked in $73m (£57.3m) after the success of his 2023 Netflix film Murder Mystery 2 and his standup comedy tour.

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