"Really, before I said it, I knew there was gonna be some drama, 'cause it would cost people money," Arquette told ET on Sunday's Oscars red carpet. "But there are 33 million women and kids that are living in poverty in America, with a full-time working mom. So, we need to address this and we need to address this right away."
However, despite the possible backlash from in the industry, Arquette said, "It’s OK."
"I do believe in karma," she added.
"There's been laws and stuff changed!" the 47-year-old actress exclaimed. "Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and Governor Brown passed the strongest Fair Pay Act in the country here in California, and that's really significant, because California's the 10th largest economy in the world."