I’ve dealt with those types of biases for a long time in our business. Actresses, they’re infantilized. People don’t talk to them about money or deals; they say, “Oh, don’t worry about that, we have that.” Not empowering someone with information is a form of control. So, at a certain point in my career, I kind of took back the reins. I finally picked up the phone and said, “I’m not excited about this one part of my deal,” and my agent was like, “Well, let’s change it.” Sometimes you have to pick up the phone. Don’t assume. You don’t know the answers…I don’t know! I think there’s people who have understood that they should not be treated poorly and have decided not to go to work because they didn’t want to be treated poorly. Look, people know their power; people know their influence. There’s an entire new world order, too. – Reese Witherspoon

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4 Responses to Negotiations

  1. Reese is spot on the money with what she has said here!

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  2. Not empowering someone with information is a form of control or simply pure ignorance.

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