Jennifer Lawrence is giving folks a piece of her mind.
The Oscar winner has spoken out about gender pay inequality in Hollywood – and she used Lena Dunham’s Lenny newsletter to do it.
In an essay titled “Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Co‑Stars?”, Lawrence writes: “When the Sony hack happened and I found out how much less I was being paid than the lucky people with d—-, I didn’t get mad at Sony,” the 25-year-old actress writes, alluding to her deal working on American Hustle. “I got mad at myself.”
Although Lawrence does not cite the film’s title in the essay, she name-checks costars Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper for negotiating more “powerful deals.”
Lawrence adds that she “failed as a negotiator” because she “gave up early.”
“But if I’m honest with myself, I would be lying if I didn’t say there was an element of wanting to be liked that influenced my decision to close the deal without a real fight,” she writes. “I didn’t want to seem ‘difficult’ or ‘spoiled.’ ”
Seriously speaking, I think they need to treat both genders with equality when it comes to working ethics.
Read more over at People.com