Sienna Miller was told to ‘f*** off’ by Broadway producer after she asked for equal pay
'I realized I had every right to be equally subsidized for the work that I would have done', revealed Sienna Miller
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Actress Sienna Miller has made a stunning allegation that she was told to "f*** off," by one of the Broadway producers when she asked for equal pay as her male co-star. The 40-year-old star in her December cover story for British Vogue claimed that she was "offered less than half" the weekly pay in comparison to another male actor while they performed at the Great White Way.
However, she did not name the producer or mention the name of the show. Miller said, "I said to the producer, who was extremely powerful, it's not about money — it's about fairness and respect, thinking they'd come back and say, 'Of course, of course.” The American-British actress then added, "But they didn't. They just said, 'Well f*** off then.'"
Back in the days, Miller had starred in two Broadway productions, which are 'Cabaret' in 2015, and 'After Miss Julie' in 2009. She then did that particular show where she was rudely asked to just forget about the equal pay, British Vogue reported.
The 'Anatomy of a Scandal' actress shared feeling "terrible and embarrassed" about that moment, but later realized it was quite important to confront the issue. "I realized I had every right to be equally subsidized for the work that I would have done,” Miller told the outlet, as per People.
She then talked about how late actor Chadwick Boseman stepped in and made sure she got equal pay for their movie '21 Bridges'. “What you did was extraordinary and meant the world," Miller told Boseman after he gave a share of his own salary to the actress to make it fair pay. She added, "He came up to me when we wrapped and said, 'You got paid what you deserved.'"
Miller also recalled the moment with Boseman in a September 2020 interview with Empire, "This was a pretty big-budget film, and I know that everybody understands about the pay disparity in Hollywood, but I asked for a number that the studio wouldn't get to. And because I was hesitant to go back to work and my daughter was starting school and it was an inconvenient time, I said, 'I'll do it if I'm compensated in the right way.”
Miller further said, "And Chadwick ended up donating some of his salary to get me to the number that I had asked for. He said that that was what I deserved to be paid. It was about the most astounding thing that I've experienced. That kind of thing just doesn't happen. He said, 'You're getting paid what you deserve, and what you're worth. It's just unfathomable to imagine another man in that town behaving that graciously or respectfully."