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Nia Long reflected on the wages of women in the film industry. In an interview the actress spoke about the gender pay gap and if Hollywood is making a concerted effort to change the way things are set up for women in the wake of the Me Too and Times Up movements.

“I have watched a lot of men get rich off of the films that I’ve done, and I was being paid peanuts,” Long said.

When I requested or wanted more, I was considered difficult, outspoken, entitled, and all of the things that should not be used to describe a woman who has earned her space, her place and delivers,” Long stated. “And that just doesn’t apply to me, that’s for everyone