Count us IN.
The past few months have seen high profile women taking a public stand against gender inequality, from the Me Too and Time’s Up movements calling out the mistreatment of women to mounting pressures to unearth the extent of the gender pay gap. Everyone is in agreement – it’s time for change.
‘I’m going to be EPing a show with Catt Sadler’, J-Law announced to The Wing on Friday, explaining that the upcoming docuseries, inspired by the Time’s Up and Me Too movements, will address topical women’s issues, in particular the gender wage gap – something close to both their hearts.
Both women are known for being outspoken on the gender pay gap, having been very open about negotiating their own salaries.
While Jennifer’s pay negotiation was highly publicised with the Oscar-winning actress revealing how much less she earned than her American Hustle male co-stars in an open letter, Catt Sadler wasn’t a household name in the UK until after her pay debacle.
The former E! presenter, who had worked for the network for 12 years, quit earlier this year upon learning that her co-star Jason Kennedy was earning almost double her salary. Becoming the poster girl for the gender wage gap, A-list women showed their support for Catt on the 2018 Golden Globes red carpet, throwing shade at the E! Network’s gender pay gap…in their interviews with E!.
‘Jennifer Lawrence has become a friend of mine — really, a hero of mine,’ Catt Sadler told The Hollywood Reporter earlier this year. ‘Long before my own experiences, her voice has been an empowering one and one I’ve always admired. To have her in my corner is hard to put into words, to be honest.’
She continued: ‘In this weird sense, I feel like I have an obligation to do work and represent the many voices who don’t have an audience. Between #MeToo, Time’s Up, and the general climate right now, I would prefer to use my voice in a way that could create content that has never been made before.’
We cannot wait to see what these two incredible women produce together – it’s bound to be inspirational.