Shazam! Wrath of the Gods star Djimon Hounsou has complained about the pay gap he has faced during such a celebrated career.
He is up for two Academy Award nominations in the Best Supporting Actor category for his performances in the 2002 drama in America and the 2006 thriller Blood diamondApparently, the Beni-American is still struggling to “make a dollar”.
“I’ve come up with a business with some people who are completely wealthy and have very few of my credentials,” he shared. Caretaker. “So I feel cheated, hugely cheated, both financially and in terms of workload.”
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Hounsou elaborated, “I’ve been to studios in meetings and they’re like, ‘Wow, we felt like you just got off the boat and then went back.Amistad, his breakout film with Steven Spielberg). We didn’t know you were here as a real actor.
“When you hear things like this, you can see that some people’s view of you or what you stand for is very limiting. But it is what it is. My job is to redeem it.
“I still have to prove why I need to get paid. They always come at me completely low, ‘We only have so much to play, but we love you so much and we really believe you can bring so much.’ ‘
“Viola Davis said it beautifully: she’s won an Oscar, she’s won an Emmy, she’s won a Tony, and she still doesn’t get paid. Movie after movie, it’s a battle. I have yet to come across a film that paid me fairly.”
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Despite the fact that Hollywood feels small Furious 7 and Charlie’s Angels the actor continues to build a formidable CV.
According to Lupita Nyong’o, Hounsou is currently filming A Quiet Place: The First Daywhich sees him regenerate A Quiet Place Part IIthe mysterious “Man On Island”.
Shazam! Wrath of the Gods is in cinemas now.