Arden Cho says she turned down ‘Teen Wolf’ movie due to pay inequality

Arden Cho is weighing her decision not to appear in upcoming Paramount+ movie Teen Wolf Movie.

The streaming platform announced in February that the original MTV series, which ran for six seasons in 2017, would be relived in a sequel film that would bring back much of its core cast. Cho and Dylan O’Brien aren’t coming back for the movie, and deadline It was reported at the time that Cho, the only woman of color among the show’s four female regulars, turned down the film because she made half the salary per episode of the other three actresses.

in an interview that cut In the article published Monday, Cho spoke publicly about the situation for the first time. When asked about reports of her salary, Cho told the outlet, “I think I’m actually getting paid less.” She added that the leaked salary information didn’t come from her team: “I’ll probably never share it. it.”

The 36-year-old actress will star in an upcoming Netflix legal drama Partner tracking, went on to say she knew she wasn’t the only actor of color dealing with setbacks in pay inequality. “I can’t help but think of the 10+ Asian American actors I know who are paid significantly less than their peers,” Cho shared. “Sometimes you don’t have the option to say ‘no.’ Sometimes you just need it. You have bills to pay.”

She said she hopes her decision will help other performers make changes. “I said ‘no’ not necessarily for me, nor because I was angry,” Cho said. “I say ‘no’ because I want more equality in the future.”

Cho played Kitsune Kira Yukimura, the love interest of protagonist Scott McCall (Tyler Posey) for three seasons. Teen Wolf Before her character was written after season five. Regarding the call that Kira would not be returning for season six, she recalled, “I was shocked. I couldn’t believe it.” She said she came to the conclusion, “There’s no room for Kira.”

O’Brien, who plays Stiles Stilinski, hasn’t been back for a long time, either Teen Wolf Showrunner Jeff Davis will serve as writer and director.The rest of the show’s cast, including O’Brien, didn’t reveal the situation to the publication, but maze runner star liked before tweet Support Zhao. “He’s been very, very supportive,” Cho said of O’Brien.

MTV Entertainment Studios and MGM’s Orion Television are behind the film, which doesn’t yet have a premiere date.

Representatives for Paramount+, MTV and Orion did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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