For this reason and the busy schedules of the actors, it is unlikely that shooting of the new movie will begin before the end of 2020.
Without confirming the values, the co-screenwriter explained that "Pete has been incredibly gracious, but what I get should not depend on the white screenwriter's generosity," she told THR.
The disparity in proposals was attributed to Lim's lack of film experience prior to "Crazy Rich Asians": The studio applied the "quote" system, a sort of quote from Hollywood professionals based on salaries (experience) from previous work.
As Vanity Fair explained in a January 2018 article about the controversy when it became known that Mark Wahlberg had received $ 1.5 million and Michelle Williams under $ 1,000 for ten days of "All Time in the World" remakes, One of the agents 'job is precisely to increase their clients' quotes, but this system helps to perpetuate the systemic pay gap in Hollywood: Warner explained to Lim's representatives that making an exception would set a troublesome precedent in the industry.
Lim, who has more than 20 years of television experience, explains that the lack of "experience" just before romantic comedy is due to lack of opportunity.
"If I couldn't get pay equity after Crazy Rich Asians, I can't imagine what it would be like for anyone else, given that the standard of what we are worth is to have quotes from previous films, so women of color would never be. [contratadas]. So there is no realistic way to achieve true equity, "he said in the statement to THR.
Lim also complains about another more general facet of Hollywood: women and especially people of color are treated as "condiments," that is, they are hired to make the arguments more culturally authentic and not to make truly meaningful contributions to the stories.