Emma Stone is 'grateful' to male co-stars for taking pay cuts to make things 'equal and fair'


Emma Stone is adamant that it's going to take both men and women to help bridge the gender salary gap in Hollywood and beyond.

The actress -- who covers the recent issue of OUT magazine with her co-star, Andrea Riseboroughis -- is currently promoting her upcoming movie Battle of the Sexes, which is the true story of the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King (Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell). During her chat with both Riseborough and King for the magazine, Stone claims that several of her lead male co-stars have taken pay cuts so they may have equal salaries.

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"In my career so far, I've needed my male co-stars to take a pay cut so that I may have parity with them," she explains. "And that's something they do for me because they feel it's what's right and fair."

Stone says she's "grateful" to those men who have stood up in support of equal pay. "If my male co-star, who has a higher quote than me but believes we are equal, takes a pay cut so that I can match him, that changes my quote in the future and changes my life," the Oscar winner adds. "It's not about, 'Women are this and men are that.' It is, 'We are all the same, we are all equal, we all deserve the same respect and the same rights.'"

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Emma attends 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala, wearing Prada.

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Emma Stone attends the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's grants banquet in a bright blue dress.

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Director Damien Chazelle and actress Emma Stone attend a photocall for 'La La Land' during the 73rd Venice Film Festival at on August 31, 2016 in Venice, Italy. Venice Movie Star Lounge is sponsored by Montbel, Jaguar, Franciacorta, Moody, Segafredo Zanetti, Bevilacqua Pizzinato, Diamond ICE Vodka, Birrificio Otus, Diffitalia Group
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VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 31: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been desaturated.) Emma Stone attends the opening ceremony and premiere of 'La La Land' during the 73rd Venice Film Festival at Palazzo del Casino on August 31, 2016 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Alessandra Benedetti - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
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VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 31: Emma Stone attends a photocall for 'La La Land' during the 73rd Venice Film Festival at Palazzo del Casino on August 31, 2016 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Camilla Morandi - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
September 2016
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 01: Emma Stone at the 'La La Land' Press Conference at the Danieli Hotel on September 1, 2016 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)
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TELLURIDE, CO - SEPTEMBER 02: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Actress Emma Stone attends the Telluride Film Festival 2016 on September 2, 2016 in Telluride, Colorado. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Emma Stone attends Hollywood Unites For The 5th Biennial Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), A Program Of The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) at Walt Disney Concert Hall on September 9, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 11: Actress Emma Stone attends the 'Katie Says Goodbye' TIFF Party hosted by CIROC and Grolsch at Storys Building on September 11, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by GP Images/WireImage)
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TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 12: Actress Emma Stone attends the premiere of 'La La Land' during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 12, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/WireImage)
October 2016
MILL VALLEY, CA - OCTOBER 06: Actress Emma Stone arrives to the opening night and special screenings reception for the films 'La La Land' and 'Arrival' during the 39th Mill Valley Film Festival at The Outdoor Art Club on October 6, 2016 in Mill Valley, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
October 2016
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 23: Actress Emma Stone arrives to The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Honors Bill Murray event at The Kennedy Center on October 23, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
October 2016
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 26: Actress Emma Stone at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Show and Tea presented by kate spade new york at Chateau Marmont on October 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/Getty Images for CFDA/Vogue )
November 2016
DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 02: Emma Stone, wearing a dress by Chanel, attends the red carpet premiere of 'La La Land' at the 39th Denver Film Festival at The Ellie Caulkins Opera House on November 2, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)
November 2016
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Actress Emma Stone arrives at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle celebrate the 2017 Golden Globe Award Season at Catch LA on November 10, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
November 2016
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actress Emma Stone arrives at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 8th Annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 12, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
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Actress Emma Stone attends the 'La La Land' Gala Screening at AFI Fest 2016, November 15, 2016 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. / AFP / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actress Emma Stone arrives at Variety and WWD 2nd Annual StyleMakers Awards at Quixote Studios West Hollywood on November 17, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
November 2016
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Bulleit presents a Special Screening of Lionsgate's LA LA LAND with Emma Stone on November 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for Lionsgate)
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: Actress Emma Stone is seen outside Good Morning America on November 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
December 2016

Emma visits 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' wearing a Giorgio Armani suit.

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December 2016
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Emma Stone' Episode 1712 -- Pictured: Host Emma Stone during the monologue on December 3, 2016 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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WESTWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 06: Actress Emma Stone arrives at the Premiere Of Lionsgate's 'La La Land' at Mann Village Theatre on December 6, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
December 2016

Director Damien Chazelle joins Emma and Ryan Gosling at a ceremony to commemorate their hands and footprints in Hollywood, California, Emma wearing a dress by Rochas.

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December 2016

Emma arrives at the The Hollywood Reporter's 25th Annual Women In Entertainment Breakfast, wearing Giambattista Valli.

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December 2016
Emma attends the SF Film Society screening of 'La La Land' wearing Preen. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
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The 28-year-old star also notes that there's still a long way to go in this fight, especially when compared to the sexism that King was facing in the '70s. "It still feels like we're in a bad dream, but those parallels make sense to me -- the equal-pay issue makes a lot of sense to me," she notes. "At our best right right now we're making 80 cents to the dollar."

As for how she prepared for such an epic, athletic role in Battle of the Sexes, Stone reveals that she gained 15 pounds and played tennis six days a week. "I was really going for it," she says to King. "Your body was so iconic, and all I wanted was to just match that exactly. ...It's about the essence of Billie Jean and her heart and her spirit, but god, what I wouldn't give to have those same muscles. You have no idea."

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US actors Emma Stone poses on the red carpet arriving to attend a special screening of the film Aloha in London on May 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE'N (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
US actors Emma Stone (L) and Bradley Cooper pose at a photocall for their new film release Aloha in London on May 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE'N (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
US actress Emma Stone poses as she arrives for the screening of the film 'Irrational Man' at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southeastern France, on May 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND LANGLOIS (Photo credit should read BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images)
US actress Emma Stone attends a press conference for the film 'Irrational Man' at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southeastern France, on May 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: (L-R) Jennifer Aniston and Emma Stone attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Actress Emma Stone speaks onstage during the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach on February 21, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Actress Emma Stone arrives for the Oscars Nominees' Luncheon hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, February 2, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The 87th Oscars will take place in Hollywood, California February 22, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Actress Emma Stone attends the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Actress Emma Stone attends the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 14: Emma Stone attends The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences Hosts An Official Academy Members Screening Of Birdman on October 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)
US actress Emma Stone arrives for the screening of the movie 'Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance' presented in competition at the opening ceremony of the 71st Venice Film Festival on August 27, 2014 at Venice Lido. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: [EDITOR'S NOTE: Image has been digitally processed] Emma Stone attends the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Emma Stone attends the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 17: Actors Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield attend the 'Magic In The Moonlight' premiere at the Paris Theater on July 17, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03: Actress Emma Stone speaks during the 17th Annual EIF Revlon Run Walk For Women on May 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for EIF Revlon Run Walk)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Emma Stone visits 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Rockefeller Center on April 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/NBC/Getty Images for 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon')
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Actress Emma Stone attends 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Be Amazing Day Volunteer Day at I.S. 145 Joseph Pulitzer on April 25, 2014 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Actress Emma Stone visits The Empire State Building on April 25, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Actress Emma Stone and Spiderman visit The Empire State Building on April 25, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Actress Emma Stone dawns a coat at 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater on April 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Actress Emma Stone attends 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater on April 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Actress Emma Stone attends 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater on April 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Actress Emma Stone of the cast of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' answers questions from fans during a SiriusXM 'Town Hall' special with host Jamie Foxx on SiriusXM's The Foxxhole channel at the SiriusXM Studio on April 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Actors Andrew Garfield (L) and Emma Stone of the cast of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' answer questions from fans during a SiriusXM 'Town Hall' special with host Jamie Foxx on SiriusXM's The Foxxhole channel at the SiriusXM Studio on April 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
HIALEAH, FL - APRIL 22: (L-R) Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield attend Be Amazing 2014 Miami at Hialeah Gardens Elementary on April 22, 2014 in Hialeah, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Columbia Pictures)
HIALEAH, FL - APRIL 22: Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone attend Be Amazing 2014 Miami at Hialeah Gardens Elementary on April 22, 2014 in Hialeah, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Columbia Pictures)
HIALEAH, FL - APRIL 22: Emma Stone attends Be Amazing 2014 Miami at Hialeah Gardens Elementary on April 22, 2014 in Hialeah, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Columbia Pictures)
HIALEAH, FL - APRIL 22: Emma Stone attends Be Amazing 2014 Miami at Hialeah Gardens Elementary on April 22, 2014 in Hialeah, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Columbia Pictures)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 15: Emma Stone attends the 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise Of Electro' Berlin Premiere at CineStar on April 15, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Sony Pictures)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 15: Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield attend the 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise Of Electro' Berlin Premiere at CineStar on April 15, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Sony Pictures)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 15: (L-R) Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield attend the 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise Of Electro' Berlin Photocall at Sony Centre on April 15, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images for Sony Pictures)
American actress Emma Stone poses before the premiere of the film 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' in Rome on April 14, 2014. AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - APRIL 14: Actress Emma Stone attends 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise Of Electro' Rome Premiere at The Space Moderno Cinema on April 14, 2014 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - APRIL 14: Actress Emma Stone attends 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise Of Electro' Rome Photocall at Grand Hotel St Regis on April 14, 2014 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - APRIL 14: Actress Emma Stone attends 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise Of Electro' Rome Photocall at Grand Hotel St Regis on April 14, 2014 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images)
US actress Emma Stone arrives for the French premiere of 'The Amazing Spiderman', in Paris on April 11, 2014. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIK (Photo credit should read PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: Emma Stone attends the World Premiere of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' at Odeon Leicester Square on April 10, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
US actress Emma Stone (L) talks on the red carpet with US-British actor Andrew Garfield (R) arriving to attend the world film premiere of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' in central London on April 10, 2014. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 09: Actress Emma Stone attends the Amazing Spider-Man 2 Cast and Filmmaker photocall at the Park Plaza Hotel on April 9, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Sony)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 09: Actors Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx attend the Amazing Spider-Man 2 Cast and Filmmaker photocall at the Park Plaza Hotel on April 9, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Sony)
TOKYO, JAPAN - MARCH 31: Actors Emma Stone (L) and Andrew Garfield speak to each other as they attend 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise Of Electro' press conference on March 31, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Ken Ishii/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - MARCH 31: Emma Stone attends 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise Of Electro' press conference on March 31, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Ken Ishii/Getty Images)
SINGAPORE - MARCH 29: Emma Stone of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' attends the Earth Hour Kick-Off with Spider-Man, The First Super Hero Ambassador for Earth Hour, the global movement organized By WWF (World Wide Fund For Nature) on March 29, 2014 in Singapore. #spiderman (Photo by Andrew Goodman/Getty Images for Sony)
SINGAPORE - MARCH 29: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Director Marc Webb of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' attend the Earth Hour Kick-Off with Spider-Man, The First Super Hero Ambassador for Earth Hour, the global movement organized By WWF (World Wide Fund For Nature) on March 29, 2014 in Singapore. #spiderman (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Sony)
SINGAPORE - MARCH 29: Emma Stone of 'The Amazing Spider-Man attends the Earth Hour Kick-Off with Spider-Man, the first super hero ambassador for Earth Hour, the global movement organized by WWF (World Wide Fund For Nature) on March 29, 2014 in Singapore. (Photo by Andrew Goodman/Getty Images for Sony)
SINGAPORE - MARCH 26: Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield attend 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Singapore Fan Event at Marina Bay Sands on March 26, 2014 in Singapore. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Sony)
SINGAPORE - MARCH 26: Emma Stone attends 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Singapore Fan Event at Marina Bay Sands on March 26, 2014 in Singapore. (Photo by Andrew Goodman/Getty Images for Sony)
SINGAPORE - MARCH 26: Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield attend 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Singapore Fan Event at Marina Bay Sands on March 26, 2014 in Singapore. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Sony)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 20: Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield at 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise Of Electro' photocall on March 20, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Caroline McCredie/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 20: Emma Stone at 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise Of Electro' photocall on March 20, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Caroline McCredie/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 16: Emma Stone arrives for the 'Late Show with David Letterman' at Ed Sullivan Theater on July 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 16: Emma Stone arrives for the 'Late Show with David Letterman' at Ed Sullivan Theater on July 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Emma Stone attends the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
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