Kate Winslet just refused to get on the gender pay-gap bandwagon, calling public talk about money “a bit vulgar.”
“I’m having such a problem with these conversations,” the “Steve Jobs” actress told the BBC’s Newsbeat -- presumably after being asked about Jennifer Lawrence’s essay regarding pay disparities on “Silver Linings Playbook” -- “because they keep coming up and I understand why they’re coming up, but maybe it’s a British thing, I don’t like talking about money.”
We presume that was the question, because Winslet, 40, also noted that it wasn’t her place to comment on other people’s comments, calling it “very dangerous” if she were to do that, because she’s very lucky and very happy “with how things are ticking along.”
“It’s a bit vulgar, isn’t it?” the Oscar winner puzzled as she promoted “Steve Jobs,” which opens Friday in Britain. “I don’t think that’s a very nice conversation to have publicly at all. I’m quite surprised by these conversations, to be honest, simply because it seems quite a strange thing to be discussing out in the open like that.”
She said she finds it awkward to discuss the topic of gender inequality in the workplace, because if it had been an issue for her, she said, she would have dealt with it or removed herself from the situation.
“I’m perfectly capable of standing up for myself,” Winslet said. “I’m a strong individual, that’s important to me, yeah, absolutely, but I haven’t ever felt as though I’ve really had to stick up for myself just because I’m a woman.
“I can’t honestly say that’s happened.”