A recent Time’s Up meeting revealed “Black-ish” actress Tracee Ellis Ross is being paid “significantly less” than her co-star Anthony Anderson, it is being reported.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, who also revealed Mark Wahlberg was paid almost 10 times more than his “All the Money in the World” co-star Michelle Williams, Ross is considering cutting back on her appearances in the American sitcom if bosses don’t make some changes.
The site claims Ross “feels that if she isn’t brought up to Anderson’s level, she may opt to appear in fewer episodes to make up the disparity by guesting on another show.” They also said negotiations for season 5 are “ongoing.”
THR’s source adds that “the tactic has split opinions within Time’s Up, with some worried that it’s more a retreat than a forward-looking solution (fitting in extra work isn’t always feasible, and often an actress wouldn’t earn as much guesting as she would as a network star).”
The insider is also said to have mentioned that Anderson and Ross’ roles are not equal and that he’s been involved right from the start, as well as being an executive producer on the series.
Both Anderson, who plays Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson, and Ross, who plays his wife Rainbow, have starred on “Black-ish” since it began in 2014.
ET Canada has contacted ABC for further comments.