Emma Stone may be the reigning Best Actress Oscar winner, but she says she still has to battle for equal pay in Hollywood.

In a new interview with Out, Stone, who'll appear as Billie Jean King in the forthcoming Battle of the Sexes, says it's often fallen on her co-stars to help her achieve financial fairness.

“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 said. “And that’s something they do for me because they feel it’s what’s right and fair. That’s something that’s also not discussed, necessarily — that our getting equal pay is going to require people to selflessly say, 'That’s what’s fair.'"

And the gesture is more than something symbolic, she explained — it could help change the course of how men and women are treated in the industry.

"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," she said.

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