“Black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross was white hot on the SAG Awards
As theTime’s Up movement continues to gain attention, the leading ladies of Hollywood are adding to the conversation and shining a light on the gender pay gap. The latest star to have her voice heard is Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross, who wants to close the pay gap between her and fellow co-star, Anthony Anderson.
With negotiations for the fifth season of Black-ish underway, the Golden Globe winner is threatening to appear in fewer episodes. However, Ross did take to Twitter and set the record straight over the speculation regarding her salary.
“There has been a lot of conversation and speculation the last few days regarding my black-ish salary. I was in renegotiation, like many actors find themselves in during the fourth season of a successful show,” Ellis Ross wrote on Twitter, addressing a report from The Hollywood Reporter that claimed she was paid considerably less money than her costar Anthony Anderson — who also serves as an executive producer for the show. The report also alleged she was considering appearing in fewer episodes if she could not renegotiate her salary.
— Tracee Ellis Ross (@TraceeEllisRoss) January 21, 2018
Now, Tracee didn’t talk mention the pay between her and Anderson, but she did go on to say, “I wanted to be compensated in a way that matches my contribution to a show that I love for many reasons, including the opportunity it allows me to reshape what it is to be a fully realized black woman on TV.”
“The words and thoughts that were in the original article that started this public conversation were not mine; there were never any threats. I wish I would have been called by the reporter to confirm that,” the 45-year-old added.
We’re here for Tracee Ellis Ross speaking her mind and hope she will receive the pay that she deserves!