JLaw addresses pay gap in Hollywood
NEW YORK: Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence says she’s had it with trying to be “adorable” when it comes to sexism in Hollywood and equal pay for women. Lawrence said, in the past she worried about being labelled a spoiled brat when negotiating movie deals. But men do not have that problem, she said in an essay for Lenny newsletter .
Lawrence, 25, found out through leaked Sony Pictures emails last year that she had been paid millions less than any of her three male co-stars in movie American Hustle. “When Sony hack happened and I found out how much less I was being paid than the lucky people with d**ks, I didn’t get mad at Sony. I got mad at myself. I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early,” she wrote. In her essay titled Why Do These Dudes Make More Than Me? she wrote, “I’m over trying to find ‘adorable’ way to state my opinion and still be likeable! ... Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale, and Bradley Cooper all fought and succeeded in negotiating powerful deals for themselves. If anything, I’m sure they were commended for being fierce and tactical, while I was busy worrying about coming across as a brat and not getting my fair share,” she wrote. — Reuters