The Hollywood Reporter, a recent #TimesUp meeting among actresses revealed thatTrace Ellis Ross is making significantly less than Anthony Anderson in her role on ‘black-ish.’The only reason I tune into Black-ish is because of Trace Ellis Ross, If she does step back I hope they look at rebooting "Girlfriends." It's definitly the tie for the reboot of many shows and it would be the icing on the cack for many fans that have been waiting to find out what happened with Toni, Joan, Mya, Lynn, William, Aaron, Darnell & Monica. But heres the scoop.
According to a source who attended, the Wahlberg-Williams discrepancy was discussed at length, as was Tracee Ellis Ross getting paid significantly less than her Black-ish co-star Anthony Anderson.
With negotiations for the fifth season ongoing, sources say Ellis Ross feels that if she isn’t brought up to Anderson’s level, she may opt to appear in fewer episodes to make up the disparity by guesting on another show. The tactic has split opinions within Time’s Up, with some worried that it’s more a retreat than a forward-looking solution (fitting in extra work isn’t always feasible, and often an actress wouldn’t earn as much guesting as she would as a network star). A network source says a new deal will significantly increase her compensation and cautioned that Anderson and Ellis Ross’ roles aren’t equal given that he has been attached to Black-ish from the start and is an executive producer. Still, until a few weeks ago, this type of candid conversation would never have taken place outside an actress’ agency.