And while successful actors do make a more than comfortable living, Portman pointed out that the disparity is worse than the national pay gap. "Compared to men, in most professions, women make 80 cents to the dollar," she explained. "In Hollywood, we are making 30 cents to the dollar."
Portman, 35, is far from the first actress to speak out about the Hollywood pay gap.
Jennifer Lawrence has discussed equal pay often, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story star Felicity Jones did recently as well. In addition, Shameless star Emmy Rossum successfully renegotiated her contract with Showtime last month. She will be paid as much or more than the show's other lead, William H. Macy, a move supported by both Macy and the network.