The host of Megyn Kelly Today—NBC News’ highest paid personality with a reported salary of $23 million per year—shared her tough-minded negotiating tactics with three star actresses appearing on Monday’s show to promote a movie and discuss Hollywood’s #MeToo movement.
“Ellen Pompeo came out recently with a piece in The Hollywood Reporter and said that too often, women are afraid of being greedy,” the 47-year-old Kelly told actor/director/writer Sally Potter and fellow cast members Patricia Clarkson and Emily Mortimer, stars of the sexual politics comedy The Party.
“Actually, when you’re in a contract negotiation, you must be greedy,” Kelly insisted. “I always say, having practiced law for ten years, you must be a pig. That is the time to be comfortable just going for it.”
When the 58-year-old Clarkson—one of the busier actresses in film, television, and theater—admitted that often, women are “just so thankful to have the job—we’re just so thankful…