Hillary Swank Made A Mere $3,000 For Her Oscar-Winning Role In 'Boys Don't Cry'
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Hilary Swank is one of Hollywood’s top actresses. With two Oscars and plenty of other awards under her belt, there’s no denying her talent. You’d think studios would pay her accordingly, but, the gender pay gap is still as alive and well in 2016 as it has been for years.
In a new clip from Chelsea Handler’s self-titled Netflix show, Swank revealed some shocking facts about how much money she made for her now-iconic, Oscar-winning role in “Boys Don’t Cry.” (Hint: It was basically nothing, in Hollywood terms.)
“When I did ‘Boys Don’t Cry,’ I was 24 years old. I made $3,000,” the 42-year-old actress told Handler and a table of other women in Hollywood. “In order to have health insurance, you have to make $5,000, so I didn’t even know that I didn’t have health insurance until I went and tried to get a prescription filled. They said, ‘That’s $160.’ … I had an Academy Award [and] no health insurance.”
Winning the award didn’t seem to help much in the way of other...
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