Jennifer Lawrence speaks against Pay Gap in Hollywood
Earlier, a list of world’s highest-paid leading ladies was released and Jennifer Lawrence was announced as the best paid actress. The list showed that ‘The Hunger Games’ star banked about $52 million pre-tax over 12 months. But the actress thinks female actors are paid less than male actors in Hollywood.
The 25-year-old actress made her mind to take action after she recently found that she was paid less than her male co-stars in the movie ‘American Hustle’. Lawrence was not angry at makers of the film, but at herself for doing the film for less.
Lawrence wrote in a letter that she found it difficult to share her experience as a working woman in Hollywood because her problems are not relatable. She said when she came to know that she was paid less than male actors in the movie ‘American Hustle’, she did not get angry 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”, Lawrence added.
According to the actress, she is not the only woman in Hollywood who thinks female actors are paid less than male actors. Lawrence said she has decided to speak her mind without caring for what other people think.
Immediately after Lawrence's statement, a number of other actresses in Hollywood with the same issue started showing support to the actress.
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