Jill admitted to spreading rumors and clarified her motivation behind it on Jeff Lewis’ podcast. She wanted everyone to receive equal pay, considering she was instrumental in casting the show and bringing in several key members. She made it clear that she would not continue with the show if the pay disparity continued.
Jill admitted to Jeff Lewis that she wanted to be paid equally with the other cast members of the show as she had played a significant role in casting them.
Jill Zarin, one of the original cast members of Bravo’s hit reality show “The Real Housewives of New York City,” recently spoke out about her decision to leave the show in 2011. In a candid interview with Jeff Lewis on his SiriusXM podcast, Zarin explained that her departure was largely due to disagreements over pay equity among the cast members.
“I just wanted everyone to get paid the same,” she stated during the interview. “We started together. In fact, I cast the show. I brought on Bethenny (Frankel), I brought on Luann, I brought on Ramona (Singer). So, for nothing else, I should definitely get paid the same as everybody else, or I’m not doing it.”
Zarin’s comments shed light on a larger issue that has been bubbling beneath the surface of the entertainment industry for years. Despite the fact that women make up more than half of the population, they continue to be paid less than their male counterparts in nearly every field. And when it comes to Hollywood, the pay gap is particularly pronounced. According to a recent study, female actors earn just 80 cents for every dollar earned by male actors.
Zarin’s decision to speak out about her experiences with pay equity is an important step in the ongoing struggle for gender equality. It demonstrates the power of individual voices to effect change, and highlights the urgent need for Hollywood to do more to ensure that all of its workers are treated fairly and equitably. Ultimately, it is up to all of us to continue pushing for progress in this important area, and to demand better from the institutions and individuals who shape our culture.