US actress Michelle Williams said that when she thinks about her life, she would be “most proud” to find the courage to shine a light on women who, despite being “very shy”, are underpaid in their workplaces.
The 42-year-old Hollywood star said in 2018 that actor Mark Wahlberg earned $1.5m (£1.1m) from re-shooting parts of All The Money In The World to delete actor Kevin Spacey. He made headlines when it was announced that he earned less. More than $1,000 (£728).
Wahlberg later announced that he was donating the money to Time’s Up, an initiative to help those who have suffered sexual assault, harassment or harassment in the workplace.
Former Dawson’s Creek star Williams told the Graham Norton show: “It’s incredible to find yourself in the middle of something like this and realize that everyone is staring at you.
“It ended up being an amazing teaching moment because the inequality was so great that it really shed light on underpaid women in the workplace.
“I found myself the person who could talk the most about it, and I think when I look back on my life, that will be the moment I will be most proud of. I’m very shy but I found my voice to stand up and speak.
Williams stars in Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical film The Fabelmans with Paul Dano and Gabriel LaBelle, who recently won the Golden Globe for best motion picture and Spielberg’s best director.
It was also nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award for the outstanding performance of the cast in a feature film.
Williams told Norton: “I got a message that Steven wanted to talk to me and I thought I misread it.
“I was jumping with excitement like only middle-aged people do, and then we get on a Zoom and he tells me he wants me to play his mother, whom he loves and admires, in a movie that honors him. parents.
“It was a good day – a great day before the horror of playing the part.”
He added that it was “beautiful” to watch the 76-year-old Spielberg direct his own story.
“It was emotional watching him in such a sensitive place.
“He invited us to enter this sensitive period of his life, and he was very generous and brave in his own way,” Williams said.
The Graham Norton Show airs Friday at 10:40pm on BBC One.