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Michelle Williams used her Emmys speech to advocate for equal pay for women: 'It empowers that person'

28 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Michelle Williams won best lead actress in a limited series for her role on FX's "Fosse/Verdon" at the 2019 Emmys .
Williams used her speech to say that she was paid equally to her costar Sam Rockwell on the FX series and to ask for other women, and women of color, to be paid equal and be listened to on set.
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Michelle Williams won the Emmy for best lead actress in a limited series for FX's "Fosse/Verdon" Sunday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
She used her speech to ask that women, and women of color, be paid equally to their male costars and...
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Michelle Williams Makes a Passionate Plea for Equal Pay While Accepting an Emmy for Fosse/Verdon 

Michelle Williams Makes a Passionate Plea for Equal Pay While Accepting an Emmy for Fosse/Verdon 

28 days ago   |   By Time

Michelle Williams spoke about the power of pay equity while accepting the award for Lead Actress in a Limited Series at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards.
Williams, who won for her portrayal of the dancer and Broadway star Gwen Verdon in FX's Fosse/Verdon , thanked the studios behind the show for paying her equally, saying she felt consistently heard and respected throughout the process of making the series.
“My bosses never presumed to know better than I did about what I needed in order to do my job and honor Gwen Verdon,” she said. “Thank you so much to FX and Fox 21 studios for supporting...
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