The criticism Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has lobbed at herself for not pushing for a higher fee to star in the film American Hustle is reverberating in Hollywood and beyond.
In an essay for Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter e-newsletter, Lawrence explained that after the Sony hack ? which revealed documents showing Lawrence had earned significantly less than her male co-stars Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper ? she didn’t get mad at the studio, reported NPR.
?I got mad at myself,? Lawrence wrote. ?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.?
According to Pop Sugar, while Bradley Cooper shared a few thoughts on the issue in an interview, other stars took to Twitter to tweet their support. Our favorite reaction might be from noted feminist Emma Watson, who was quick to share her approval and loving words. As you might recall, the two actresses had a hilarious encounter at a Dior runway show last Summer. Is it just us, or is this the beginning of a beautiful, lifelong friendship?
Lawrence, who was just one of 16 women on the Global Celebrity 100 list of world?s highest-earning entertainers, recognizes that her million-dollar-paygap is very different to the problems facing most women. She writes: ?It?s hard for me to speak about my experience as a working woman because I can safely say my problems aren?t exactly relatable,? reports Forbes.
Gwyneth Paltrow (No. 12th on our list of highest-paid actresses) echoed the difficulties in discussing top-tier pay disparities, telling that Hollywood women have been criticized for speaking out. ?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,?? she said.