If Amy and I were playing a game of charades, I’d scream, “Me the time I was on acid and thought I could make bubbles with my hands.”
Former Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal talked with Tina Brown at the Women in the World conference in San Francisco yesterday and of course the Sony Hack was brought up. Amy said that she was shown the exit door because of the Sony Hack and then got into specific shit that came out in the emails. If you want to see the whole talk, click here for the video. Amy Pascal is giving me “Peg from Lady and the Tramp on Valium and wine” during that interview. After the cut are a few things that Amy said about the Sony Hack.
On Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams getting paid less than Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale for American Hustle: I run a business. [If] people want to work for less money, I’ll pay them less money. I don’t call them up and go, ‘Can I give you some more?’ cause that’s not what you do when you run a business. The truth is, what women have to do is not work for less money. They have to walk away. People shouldn’t be so grateful for jobs… People should know what they’re worth and say no.
On finding out that the shit she said in emails was out there: I ran this company and I had to worry about everybody who was really scared. People were really scared, all of their social security was out there. People worried about their passports, people were worried about all kinds of things. But nagging in the back of my mind, and I kept calling, going, ‘They don’t have our emails, right? Tell me they don’t have our emails.’ ‘No, no, no, no!’ Well, then they did. That was a bad moment because you know what you write in emails.
On how St. Angie Jolie felt about Scott Rudin calling her a “minimally talented spoiled brat“: The first person I talked to was Angie after that email. I mean, everybody understood because we all live in this weird thing called Hollywood. If we all actually were nice, it wouldn’t work.
On movie stars and their insecurities and egos: They’re bottomless pits of need. You’ve never seen anything like that. They’re so great, because they are this magical thing that no one else can be. It is a duality of those things. They are filled with need to be loved and to be great, but that’s because they’re magical.
Amy Pascal seems kind of nuts, but I guess working with all those bottomless pits of need will do that to you. I’m guessing that when Amy said that women are to blame for not getting paid more and should refuse to do jobs, she’s talking about multi-millionaire movie stars who can pass on a movie and still pay the electricity bill on her Bel Air mansion. Because if a non-millionaire movie star told her boss that she’s going to walk unless she gets paid more, she’ll probably find herself in a few months eating ketchup and tap water soup in her cardboard pied-à-terre while cursing Amy Pascal and her shit advice.
Of course, St. Angie Jolie pretended to not care about those e-mails. St. Angie knows that when Judgement Day arrives, the first two mortals who will be banished to Hell by God will be Amy and Scott for hating on Heaven’s ambassador in those emails.
And here’s St. Angie and the chosen ones at LAX last night.