Jennifer Lawrence wrote an essay titled “Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Co-Stars?” as a means to express her displeasure regarding the gender pay gap in Hollywood.
According to UNILAD, in the essay, Jennifer Lawrence focused about the differences in salary between male and female actors in the Hollywood. She also mentioned about sexism in the movie industry.
The 25-year-old Lawrence was frustrated when the Sony Hack controversy disclosed that her salary for her Oscar-nominated role was significantly less than her male co-stars in “American Hustle” film.
Moreover, the email exchanges between the Sony executives revealed that each of the three male leads – Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, and Christian Bale were given 9 percent shares of the film’s profits, while Lawrence and Amy Adams were given only 7 percent.
Lawrence came to know that she was paid less than that paid for her male co-stars of the film, only after the hack made the studio’s email exchange public. The actress even expressed this in the article on Lena Dunham’s website.
In her essay titled “Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Co-Stars?” Lawrence wrote about her response and frustration while she found out that she was paid less when the Sony hack happened.
“I didn’t get mad at Sony. I got mad at myself,” Lawrence wrote. She also said that she did not negotiate as she gave up early.
The source also reported that Lawrence has negotiated a huge amount of $20 million with Sony for her upcoming film “Passengers.” The actress’ negotiation is found to be $8 million more than that of Chris Pratt, her male co-star in the film.
Mail Online reported that Cooper has admired and congratulated Lawrence for focusing the Hollywood industry’s gender wage gap in her essay.
Jennifer Lawrence has finally broken her silence and frustration related to earning less when compared to her male co-stars, through her essay.
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