On Wednesday night, two-time Academy Award winner, Hilary Swank sat down with a panel or women during an episode of Chelsea Handler's Chelsea. Swank shared a revealing story about the reality of the gender pay-gap in Hollywood. Here's what she said:
So, when I did, Boys Don’t Cry I was 24 years old. I made $3000 dollars, and in order to have health insurance you had to make $5000. So I didn’t even know that I didn’t have health insurance, until I went in and tried to get a prescription filled and they said, "That’s $160" and I said, "Um, did you try my insurance?" and they said, "Uh-huh." I had an Academy Award and no health insurance.
Then, I get offered my second Academy Award. ... A couple movies later, I get offered a movie, but the male hadn’t had any critical success—but had been in a movie where he was "Hot." He got offered 10 million dollars, and I got offered $500,000.
What’s the Million Dollar Baby supposed to do with an offer like that? She walked. The crew apparently ended up hiring a newer actress who took the part for $50,000. Discuss
We finally have our first look at the latest installment in the X-Men franchise, Logan. The movie looks at an aging Wolverine (aka Logan), and has a starkly darker tone than its predecessors. It also looks more violent. (Heads up, the trailer features a brief clip of someone getting clawed in the head).
Marvel’s “Old Man Logan” storyline, with its post-apocalyptic world and fragile hero, is one of its most distinct storylines.
Also, Johnny Cash’s cover of “Hurt” has never been a more perfect fit for a trailer. Discuss
This morning, a brand new trailer for the upcoming installment in the Star Wars franchise, Rogue One dropped. Not only do we get a closer look at the plot and a glimpse at some cool new characters, we also find out the origins of the title.
It's time to get excited. The movie hits on Dec. 16. Discuss
A first look at the upcoming drama that tells the true story of the Boston Marathon bombing has just been released. Patriots Day reunites actor Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg (who just collaborated on Deepwater Horizon), and is told from the perspective of a Boston police officer near the finish line when terrorists detonated bombs that killed 264 people.
Good news, muggles. The new trailer for the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has just released, and it gives a pretty in-depth look at the world of Newt Scamander. From the looks of the clip, it will definitely live up to the whole “fantastic beasts” thing.