Liam Neeson thinks men and women should be paid equally, but don’t expect him to take a pay cut to make things more equal on set.
“No. Pay cut? No, no, no, no. That’s going too far. No, there has to be parity. There just has to be,” the 65-year-old actor tells the Associated Press while promoting his latest action-thriller, “The Commuter”.
But just because he’s not willing to work for less, doesn’t mean he believes women should earn less than their male counterparts.
“There’s a lot of discussion about it, and a lot of healthy and necessary discussion about it because the disparity sometimes is f***ing disgraceful,” he says, applauding the women in Hollywood who have spoken up about equal pay.
“We’re starting, and it’s starting with these extraordinary actresses and brave ladies,” he says, adding, “We, as men, have got to be part of it, you know? We started it, so we have to be part of the solution.”
Neeson’s comments come on the heels of the launch of the Time’s Up movement, which aims to draw attention to the gender pay gap and prevent sexual harassment and misconduct.
Earlier this week, celebs like Jessica Chastain, Mia Farrow and Amber Tamblyn expressed their outrage after learning Mark Wahlberg earned a reported 1,500 times more than co-star Michelle Williams during reshoots for “All The Money In The World”.