Priyanka Chopra Jonas lastly paid the identical as male co-star

Priyanka Chopra Jonas is taking her “Citadel” expertise to the financial institution.

“[W]hen I did ‘Citadel,’ it was the first time in my career that I had pay parity with my male co-actor. The first time in 22 years. And I wonder why did that happen?” the 40-year-old actor mentioned Friday — based on Variety — on the South by Southwest Film and TV Festival in Austin, Texas.

Chopra Jonas was speaking with Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, which is able to debut world spy journey “Citadel” in late April. The TV sequence stars Richard Madden, the “male co-actor” in query. Also within the solid: Stanley Tucci, Ashleigh Cummings, Lesley Manville and Timothy Busfield.

The “Quantico” actor, who’s married to musician Nick Jonas, puzzled whether or not having a girl in cost made the distinction in her wage. “It’s kind of nuts, I put in the same amount of service time, I put in the same amount of investment and work, but I get paid much less,” she mentioned, based on the Hollywood Reporter, referring to her 70-odd earlier performing jobs.

“But the ease in which Amazon Studios said, ‘That’s what you deserve, you are co-leads, that’s just fair,’ and I was like, ‘You’re right, it’s fair.’ And I wonder: Did that happen because there are very few female decision-makers in Hollywood? Would that have been a different conversation if a woman didn’t make that decision?”

Salke wasn’t 100% positive she made a distinction. But perhaps she did?

“There was just no question to me that that was the absolute right thing to do,” the chief mentioned. “Whether that would have happened or not had I’ve been there, I can’t speak to that. I have great male and female allies who are at our company who’ve been working for me and with me, who know now to make space and to stop and think and do the gut check.”

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Salke mentioned she sees modifications round pay parity occurring in her trade and finds it “encouraging and inspiring.”

“Citadel” premieres April 28 on Prime Video.