Jodie Whittaker, who portrays the 13th Physician on “Physician Who,” simply scored a significant victory for pay equality.
Talking backstage at Britain’s Nationwide Tv Awards on Tuesday, Whittaker stated she’s going to obtain the identical wage as her predecessor, Peter Capaldi, on the BBC sequence, Digital Spy reported.
The BBC got here underneath intense criticism after a report final yr discovered ladies on the community had been paid considerably lower than males. The community has since promised pay equality by 2020.
“It’s an extremely vital time and the notion ought to be supported,” Whittaker stated at Tuesday’s occasion, per the Telegraph.
Final yr, Tony Corridor, director common of the BBC, additionally stated Whittaker could be paid the identical as her predecessor, the Night Commonplace reported.
In keeping with the Radio Occasions, Capaldi was paid someplace between $280,000 and $350,000 for his work on the present. He doubtless obtained further quantities from BBC Worldwide for abroad broadcasts and the cult present’s intensive merchandising. These funds aren’t reported by the BBC.
Whittaker made her first look because the Physician within the last moments of final month’s Christmas particular, “Twice Upon A Time.” Her first full episodes are anticipated to air within the fall.