Good news for Thandie Newton. Vanity Fair reports the Westworld star will receive equal pay for season three of the HBO TV show.
Newton plays Maeve on the sci-fi Western alongside fellow cast members Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris, Jimmi Simpson, Shannon Woodward, and Miranda Otto.
Season two of Westworld just premiered, but Newton says season three contract negotiations are already happening. And while HBO has not officially announced a season three renewal, Newton says when the season happens, she’ll receive the same amount of pay as her male co-stars:
They’re all happening right now, and yeah, we’re all equal across the board. It’s really exciting. It’s unprecedented. It’s—goodness; it shatters so much calcified pain, resentment, frustration. It just shatters it.”
What do you think? Do you watch Westworld? Would you watch a third season?