Jennifer Lawrence surprised by gender pay gap

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 October 2015
Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has admitted she was surprised by the pay gap between herself and "people with d**ks"

Jennifer Lawrence was surprised by the pay gap between herself and "people with d**ks".

The Oscar-winning actress is among the most bankable stars in Hollywood, but was shocked to learn that she and her 'American Hustle' co-star Amy Adams were paid considerably less for their role in the movie than Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, and Jeremy Renner.

She explained: "When the 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.

"I didn't want to keep fighting over millions of dollars that, frankly, due to two franchises, I don't need. (I told you it wasn't relatable, don't hate me)."

But Jennifer also admitted she was a victim of her own desire to be liked.

In an essay, she wrote: "If I'm honest with myself, I would be lying if I didn't say there was an element of wanting to be liked that influenced my decision to close the deal without a real fight. I didn't want to seem 'difficult' or 'spoiled'.

"At the time, that seemed like a fine idea, until I saw the payroll on the Internet and realised every man I was working with definitely didn't worry about being 'difficult' or 'spoiled.'"

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