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Paul Newman gave me part of his salary: Susan Sarandon

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Hollywood veteran has revealed that her "Twilight" co-star once gave a part of his salary to her after he came to know that she was being paid less than the male leads in the

The 71-year-old said on the sets of the 1998 movie she discovered that her two male co-stars (Newman, Gene Hackman) were receiving a higher pay than her.

The film's poster although showed all three stars being given equal billing.

She said the producers said it was "favoured nations", "but they meant the two guys".

The phrase "favoured nations" is a contract between a producer and an actor, which ensures the actors are given the same terms as their co-stars.

told 5 live that Newman "stepped forward and said, 'Well I'll give you part of mine'. So, yeah, he was a gem."

The recounted the time when had called for equal pay in Hollywood, some of her male co-actors stepped up and offered their part of the fee.

"once came forward and said she got equal pay, because her male stars insisted upon it and gave up something of theirs. That happened to me with at one point, when I did a with him ages ago," she said.

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 13:15 IST