Emma Stone: I'm 'lucky' to be paid the same as my male co-stars
Emma Stone feels "lucky" to be paid the same as her male counterparts.
The 'Birdman' star doesn't think it is fair that women and men should get paid different amounts but says she is one of the fortunate few who hasn't been subjected to that pay gap recently.
She said: "We should all be treated fairly and paid fairly. I've been lucky enough to have equal pay to my male costars. Not 'lucky.' I've had pay equal to my male costars in the past few films. But our industry ebbs and flows in a way that's like, 'How much are you bringing into the box office?' 'How much are you the draw or is the other person the draw?'
"I felt uncomfortable talking to my agent or lawyer about it because I was like, 'Do people want to see me as much as they want to see Steve Carell?' It's a weird conversation to have because it's trying to see oneself from the outside. What are we at [nationally]? Seventy-nine cents to the dollar? It's insane. There's no excuse for it anymore."
And the 27-year-old actress admits she worries about people not wanting to ever hire her again.
She added: "You always feel a little bit like that. That you could again be an outsider, that something could make people never want to hire you again."
Emma is currently single following her split from Andrew Garfield and she admits the last year has been "interesting".
She told the November issue of Vogue magazine: "[He's] someone I still love very much ... It's been interesting. It's been a good year. And sad. Pros and cons."