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Charlize Theron demands equal pay as male co-star post Sony hack scandal

Melbourne: Charlize Theron has recently raised her voice to get paid equally as her male co-star Chris Hemsworth in their upcoming movie, 'The Huntsman,' after the Sony hack scandal revealed reality about unequal pay for women in Hollywood.

Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron. Pic/Santa Banta 

Sources told Page Six that standing up for her worth paid off for Theron, who negotiated via her agents at WME, as she got a deal worth more than 10 million dollars, the same as Hemsworth, News.com.au reported.

The salary move comes after hacked Sony ­emails revealed that the female stars of American Hustle, including Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams, earned less than their male co-stars Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper.

A 2013 email from Andrew Gumpert of Columbia Pictures, a Sony subsidiary, to studio chief Amy pascal revealed Lawrence was paid "7 pts" (7 percent of the movie's profits) while Cooper, Bale and Jeremy Renner got 9 percent.

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