Actor Sophie Turner opens up about pay disparity on 'GoT'

Star says her 'Game of Thrones' co-star Kit Harington was paid more than her


Entertainment Desk April 02, 2019
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Actor Sophie Turner says her Game of Thrones co-star Kit Harington was paid more than her, and she was okay with that. The 23-year-old star is on the cover of Harper's Bazaar UK's May issue in which she has revealed why she was okay with her on-screen brother, Harington, having a bigger paycheck for the eighth and final season of the popular series, reported Business Standard.

"(It's) a little tricky," she told the magazine of demanding equal pay. Kit got more money than me, but he had a bigger storyline. And for the last (season), he had something crazy like 70 night shoots, and I didn't have that many. I was like, 'You know what... you keep that money'."

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Despite her own acceptance about making less than Harington, Turner has made it a point to fight for equality on sets, adding an inclusion rider in her contracts -- demanding 50% of the crew be women -- and expressing joy that issues such as these are being discussed. "Now, you see women in the camera departments, producing, directing. It's exciting," she said.

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"... (Executives are) more willing to listen to people saying, 'I want the same amount of money'. So things are getting done, but it will take a while, I think."

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