Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are teaming up once again to fight for gender equality alongside some of Hollywood’s most famous leading ladies!
Fonda and Tomlin first shared the screen in the 1980 hit film “Nine to Five,” which addressed sexism in the workplace. Now, they’re back with their latest Netflix series, “Grace and Frankie.”
While the show comes 30 years after their first film, Fonda and Tomlin are still fighting the same war. At a recent Netflix press conference the women revealed they are anything but happy with their salary.
Fonda explained that she and Tomlin recently discovered they are making the same amount of money as their supporting cast members, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterson, who have even less screen time.
The former fitness guru said, “[Tomlin] found out [Sam Waterson] and [Martin Sheen] are getting the same salary that we are. That doesn’t make us happy.” Fonda went on to say, “The show is not Sol and Robert – It’s Grace and Frankie.”
While some may argue that Sheen and Waterson’s equal pay comes as a result of their relevance, IMDB’s STARmeter puts Fonda and Tomlin far above of the two men!
According to Household Data Annual Averages women in “art, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations women earn approximately 85% of what men make.” With number like that, it’s not surprising Fonda, Tomlin and other big names including Meryl Streep and Patricia Arquette are fighting so hard for equality.
A fan of the show, Emily Logan, created a Care2 petition telling Netflix to “remedy the pay disparity between Tomlin and Fonda and their male supporting actors.” The petition is hoping for 13,000 signatures and already has 12,691!
You go, Grace, Frankie and fans!