Actress Ruth Wilson, one of the four leading characters on “The Affair” has ended her run on the series, her character having killed herself off screen during Sunday night’s episode. Wilson’s departure comes just months after she whined about receiving “unequal pay” for her role on the show.
Showtime recently decided to renew the series for one final season.
Showbiz 411’s Roger Friedman pointed out the potential connection Monday and provided a quick flashback to Wilson’s comments during an interview on Radio Times back in February, where she expressed her discontent about “definitely” being paid less than male co-star Dominic West.
“I definitely get less money than a male in my situation would. Definitely,” she told Radio Times. Asked specifically about being paid less than West, she said, “Yeah. I think so. Certainly when I signed up to that project, I would have got paid less. Then they [the producers] might argue, ‘Well, he’s already done a major American TV show [‘The Wire’] so he’s already got a level.’ But even after a Golden Globe I’m not going to be on parity.”take our poll - story continues below
She then explained why she hasn’t brought up the issue to West: “It’s quite hard to bring that up in a way. But it needs to be an open discussion and men need to help us out,” she said.
Echoing a theme from other “Time’s Up” advocates, Wilson added, “I don’t want more money, I just want equal money. Which means men have to take less.”
Friedman notes that while The Hollywood Reporter spoke to “The Affair” producer Sarah Treem about axing Wilson, “THR didn’t bother to ask Treem if that had anything to do with Wilson’s pay parity declaration– if Treem had decided to kill her off, or what happened.” Treem said only that Wilson asked to leave. Clearly, Wilson’s #TimeWasUp.
So this lady wants male actors, many of whom are bigger box office draws than a lot of leading women in Hollywood, to get paid less than what they are actually worth, simply because they don’t make as much? Do these women actually hear the crap flowing forth from their mouths?
This is how capitalism works. A product in high demand carries high value. A high value product is worth more money than a product of lesser value. If more women would put butts in theater seats, they’d be the ones receiving the lion’s share of the profit. Since they don’t, they make what they make.
Talk about entitlement thinking.
Source: Daily Wire
Legendary Guitarist Set to Boycott Venues Requiring Vaccine Proof
With nearly half of Americans now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the Biden administration has hit a wall. The folks who are left unvaccinated are, by and large, abstaining by their own decision. They don’t want a vaccine, and they don’t believe that the federal government has any right to tell them otherwise. But some private companies have begun suggesting that they may institute new regulations that would require customers or users to prove that they’ve been vaccinated in order to interact with them. This could include some convert venues requiring that ticket holders can prove their vaccine status before seeing their favorite musical acts once they hit the road again. Legendary blues guitarist Eric Clapton isn’t into it. At all. Eric Clapton has said he will not perform at any venues that require attendees to prove that they have received their full vaccination from the coronavirus. The musician and outspoken vaccine skeptic issued a statement that was highly critical of U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement that vaccine passes would be required to enter nightclubs and other live performance venues in light of increasing coronavirus cases. The “Wonderful Tonight” singer issued a statement on the Telegram account of film producer and architect Robin Monotti, a known COVID-19 vaccination skeptic as well. In it, he issued a direct response to Johnson’s announcement and called the situation for those who do not wish to get the vaccine discriminatory. “Slow hand” got right to the point. “Following the PM’s announcement on Monday the 19th of July 2021 I feel honor-bound to make an announcement of my own,” Clapton said. “I wish to say that I will not perform on any stage where there is a discriminated audience present. Unless there is provision made for all people to attend, I reserve the right to cancel…
Tuckers Crosses Blue Line, Attacks Capitol Police Officer Set to Testify at Capitol
The officer’s lawyers were quick to respond.
It is well understood that passion is a large part of the punditry game. Human beings want to know that the person delivering their news is invested in the story, (for some reason), and the primetime players are all very aware of this fact. But there are times in which the rabbit hole that they’re chasing stories down becomes too dark, too cavernous for even the most skilled orator, or the fastest on-their-feet thinkers that we have. Sometimes things go a little far in the mainstream media, and the nation at large leers in to rebuke the extremes. Tucker Carlson may very well be having one of these moments. Fox News’ Tucker Carlson sparked outcry Wednesday night when he called Black Capitol police officer Harry Dunn an “angry left-wing political activist.” “On Tuesday, [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi will call on police officer Harry Dunn. Dunn will pretend to speak for the country’s law enforcement community, but it turns out Dunn has very little in common with your average cop. Dunn is an angry, left-wing political activist,” said Carlson, referring to Dunn’s forthcoming testimony in front of the Congressional committee converged to investigate the deadly Jan. 6 riot. He pointed to social media posts Dunn, who is Black, has made about racism before. The backlash came swiftly. Dunn’s lawyers, David Laufman and Mark Zaid, released a statementWednesday night that read, “Tonight Fox News allowed its host Tucker Carlson, who has not served a day in uniform, whether military or law enforcement, to criticize the heroism and service of African-American U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn. Our client has served 13 years in law enforcement and on January 6, 2021, fought against an insurrectionist violent crowd — no doubt many of them Carlson’s supporters — to protect the lives of our elected officials, including…
Civilian Alerts Airmen After Noticing Something Odd Coming from Back of F-15 Jet, Now They're Thanking Him
Facebook Twitter Gab A man is being recognized for helping to avert a crisis and the possible loss of life...
'The Media Is the Conspiracy Theorist': Crowd Erupts After Kari Lake Exposes Media's Election Lies
Facebook Twitter Gab It wasn’t hard to find Kari Lake at the Protect Our Elections rally in Phoenix on Saturday....
Coach Who Was Fired for Kneeling to Pray on Field Doubles Down, Plans to Take Case to Supreme Court
Facebook Twitter Gab When is it not OK to kneel on a football field? When you’re bending the knee to...
Hunter Biden’s Art Dealer Had Grand Chinese Ambitions in 2015
This certainly raises a few new questions...
US Pop Star Offers to Pay Fines For Olympic Team Protesting Skimpy Outfits
The IOC wants the women to remain scantily clad, and this is undoubtedly on account of their incessant greed.
Best of the Week
Opinion5 days ago
Pelosi Falls for Obvious McCarthy Trap in Flap Over Jan. 6th Committee
News6 days ago
CONFIRMED: Biden Using Military to Ship COVID-Infected Illegals Around the U.S.A.
News5 days ago
What Could Go Wrong?: George Soros and Bill Gates Backed Group Buys Out Coronavirus Testing Company
News4 days ago
Democrat Councilman Suggests that D.C. should be Broken Down into Separate Black-Only Cities
News3 days ago
After Week-Long Battle with Grizzly Bear, Man Rescued From Alaskan Bush
News3 days ago
California Gives Female Prisoners Condoms and Abortion Drugs, Tells Them to Shut Up after Forcing Prisons to Take Transgender Inmates
News4 days ago
Facebook Tells Garden Enthusiasts They Can’t Use the Word ‘Hoe’
Wire3 days ago
Journalist Suspended After Bystander Video Reveals She Covered Herself in Mud Before Reporting on Devastating Floods
Wire3 days ago
Biden's Bizarre Answer to Question: Are There People in GOP Who Think We're Sucking Blood Out of Kids?
Sports3 days ago
NFL Coach Sacked After Refusing to Get Vaxed
News2 days ago
US Women’s Soccer Team Skips Representing U.S.A. at Opening Ceremony
News3 days ago
Tests Show QAnon Shaman is ‘Mentally Ill’, According to His Own Lawyer