Joining a post-Sony Hack deluge of actresses who now know they’ve earned far less than their male counterparts in Hollywood, Mean Girls and Mamma Mia star Amanda Seyfried just revealed that for one movie she was paid just 10% of what her male co-star made. The thing is, Seyfried declined to name the film. She left some clues though.
Seyfried said it was a “few years ago” on one of her “big budget films.” And that she and the co-star were “pretty even in status.” (Though not, apparently, at the bank.) Mamma Mia (2008) and Les Miserables (2012) are Seyfried’s highest grossing films – but it’s unlikely to be those. It couldn’t be Letters to Juliet, another top earner, where Seyfried carries the film. The smart money is on Dear John, the 2010 film she starred in with Channing Tatum, who commands very high salaries. And consider this: Dear John is a Screen Gems/SONY PICTURES movie. Sony? Now where have we heard that name before?