Evan Rachel Wood Reveals Why She Turned Down Starring In 'Mean Girls'

John P. Johnson  HBO

John P. Johnson HBO

The actress revealed why on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, as well as discussing what it was like to totally blank on David Bowie lyrics while playing a tribute concert with his band, and about her fight for equal pay on Westworld's next season. Or, like, Ed Harris.

Wood is set to star in Westworld season two, which will premiere on April 22.

"I nearly got emotional", Wood, who is pretty much the face of HBO's sci-fi series, told the entertainment site.

It probably did feel very nice to finally be told that she'll be getting the same pay as those she works with given that she's the face of the show.




" I believe I'm just now to the idea at which I'm paid the same as my male co-stars", the 30-year-old claimed in an recent interview with All The Wrap.

"There's a lot of politics, but there's a lot of things that are now being talked about in a different way", Wood said. "I was like, 'I have never been paid the same as my male counterparts ..." "And I have turned down projects [because of it]. It's more about if you're getting paid fairly, or the same, or if you're getting paid less simply because you're a woman, that's not fair", she said.

The conversation around equal pay has been a hot button issue in the entertainment world.

In addition to pushing boundaries in her real life, Wood explained that her "Westworld" character would also be breaking barriers in the show's new season. "As long as the next movie you're doing is not about a robot uprising, I will happily [do it]!" she joked, referring to her role as a lifelike robot on HBO's Westworld. Her rightfully earned pay increase comes in the wake of the Time's Up movement and HBO's commitment to fixing pay gaps. When a show is successful, Bloys says HBO is planning to be more receptive to the cast moving forward. "And that's where you have to make sure that you're looking at the numbers - that they don't end up just on the path they were on from the pilot stage". The star will be making as much as her male counterparts, Ed Harris and Anthony Hopkins.

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