'Ready Player One' Stars Say They Didn't Discuss Pay
Despite the ongoing gender pay issue, Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke reveal they never talked about their salaries.
The subject of gender pay disparity in the industry is one that has been brought into mainstream conversations in recent months. But not on the set of Steven Spielberg's latest blockbuster, Ready Player One.
According to the film's stars, Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke, they never chatted about their salaries.
"We didn't have any chats [about pay]. I never discuss money because I've just been brought up like that. I think it's quite rude," Cooke told BBC News before Ready Player One's European premiere in London's Leicester Square (where a Delorean was parked in front of the Vue West End cinema).
"Yeah, me too. Olivia and I definitely never [discussed it]," added Sheridan.
But Cooke added that she thought it was "wonderful" that the conversation was being had elsewhere, alongside the rising Time's Up movement.
"I feel like this is for me, being an actress in this current moment. I've never felt so supported and passionate and riled up with my fellow sisters," she said.
Her comments came just a day after Spielberg himself, speaking at the Empire Awards, threw his weight behind Time's Up, describing it as a "watershed moment" for the industry.