Updated 08:13 PM EST, Mon, Nov 30, 2020

Jennifer Lawrence Speaks Out Against Gender Wage Gap in Hollywood, Fellow Actors Emma Watson & Bradley Cooper Show Their Support

  • +
  • -
  • Sign up to receive the lastest news from LATINONE
Close

"The Hunger Games"actress Jennifer Lawrence blasted Hollywood on Tuesday in a scathing essay about Gender Wage Gap, addressing the fact that she was earning less than her male co-stars in "American Hustle".

Lawrence wrote, "When the Sony hack happened and I found out how much less I was being paid than the lucky people with dicks, I didn't get mad at Sony. I got mad at myself. I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early. I didn't want to keep fighting over millions of dollars that, frankly, due to two franchises, I don't need."

She shared that she did not want to fight for a higher pay because of her need "to be liked"as well as her fear of coming off as "difficult" or "spoiled", but when she found out how little she was actually being paid, she decided to put those days behind her, saying, "F*** that."

And celebrities, male and female are behind her on that. Bradley Cooper, who was among Lawrence's "American Hustle" co-stars, even voiced his support for the actress via Variety, saying, "One thing I could say is that's interesting, because if you think that you only deserve a certain amount --- and that's not correct. It's about changing that mindset and sticking up for yourself. So that's a great thing."

Emma Watson, who has also been vocal feminism, especially since being appointed as a UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador, also praised Lawrence's essay by re-posting a passage from it, and in a separate one, expressed her love for her fellow actress.

Lawrence was not the first to complain about this disparity in wages. Gwyneth Paltrow, who ranked 12th on the list of highest-paid actresses told Reuters that Hollywood tends to criticize women who speak out, sharing that "You were considered ungrateful, you were considered entitled, so I think it's amazing that women now are saying 'we're going to talk about this. This isn't fair.'"

Lawrence, Watson, and Paltrow are not the only ones decrying this sort of sexism in the entertainment industry. Other actresses include Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Geena Davis, Liv Tyler, Helen Mirren, Sandra Bullock, Patricia Arquette and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Salma Hayek also noted "We are the generation that said, 'We're not going away at 30.' They cannot ignore us anymore."

Lawrence acknowledged that hers is a problem not many can relate to, however, gender wage gap is an issue that many are facing, not just women in Hollywood.

Read Lawrence's full essay here.

© 2015 Latin One. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
  • Sign up to receive the lastest news from LATINONE

Curiosidades

Real Time Analytics