Emma Stone Reveals Male Co-Stars Took Pay Cuts For Equal Pay

Turns out there are some stand-up guys in Hollywood after all.

Emma Stone spoke with Out, along with Battle of the Sexes co-star Andrea Riseborough and tennis champ Billie Jean King, and revealed that a few of her male co-stars have taken pay cuts so that she could achieve fair pay.

"In my career so far, I've needed my male co-stars to take a pay cut so that I may have parity with them. And that's something they do for me because they feel it's what's right and fair," Stone, 28, told the magazine. "That's something that's also not discussed, necessarily—that our getting equal pay is going to require people to selflessly say, 'That's what's fair.'"

The Oscar winner, who's recently starred in films like La La Land with Ryan Gosling and Aloha with Bradley Cooper, continued, "If my male co-star, who has a higher quote than me but believes we are equal, takes a pay cut so that I can match him, that changes my quote in the future and changes my life. And this is Billie Jean's feminism, and I love it—she is equality, man: equality, equality, equality."

But Stone didn't stop there. She explained, "It's not about, 'Women are this and men are that.' It is, 'We are all the same, we are all equal, we all deserve the same respect and the same rights.' And that's really what I've been so grateful for with male co-stars—when I've been in a similar-size role in films, and it's been multiple people who have been really incredible and said, 'That's what I want to do. That's what's fair and what's right.'"

You said it, Stone.