“I’m a little proud of myself for being so consistent”

There are still huge wage inequalities in the film industry. Alexandra Maria Lara no longer wants to accept this.

Alexandra Maria Lara is fighting for fair pay on film sets. “We women must learn to voice our demands openly and not stand in our way,” the 43-year-old actress told “Bunte Quarterly” magazine, according to a preliminary announcement Thursday.

Defending this justice requires courage and will, Lara knows, “but it is an important step in terms of equal treatment”, she also underlines. She advises taking charge of the negotiation of fees, which suits her very well.

“It made my life a lot easier”

For example with her last production, where she had to renegotiate. “It’s made my life a lot easier, and I’m a bit proud of being so consistent,” she explains, adding, “I’ve found that most people will be fine with you if you express yourself clearly.”

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