Jada Pinkett Smith is praising Jessica Chastain for fighting for pay equity in Hollywood.
During a diverse storytelling panel at the Sundance Film Festival, Pinkett Smith on Sunday relayed the story that Chastain negotiated raises for both her and actress Octavia Spencer, who are co-starring in an upcoming comedy.
"Jessica stood up for Octavia and I want you to know because they stood together, they got three times what they were asking for as a unit," she said.
Pinkett Smith stressed the importance of women in Hollywood working together to stop wage disparity.
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"It's nice to go out and march, we can do that. It's nice to wear black at the Golden Globes. But what are we doing behind closed doors? And I got to give our sister Jessica Chastain her props."