Jennifer Lawrence managed Hollywood’s gender pay gap in a powerful way where she has finally access the hacked Sony emails that disclosed she was paid less than her male co stars.
Expressing her anger in harsh tone, Jennifer Lawrence said: “I’m over trying to find the ‘adorable’ way to state my opinion and still be likable!”
“I didn’t get mad at Sony. I got mad at myself. I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early,” she said.
The 25-year old Hunger Games star stated that she don’t interfere much in trending issues said she’d kept quiet because she avoids issues.
“When the Sony hack happened and I found out how much less I was being paid than the lucky people with d***s, 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,” Lawrence wrote in the essay.
Sony’s internal computer system was hacked in November. The e-mails that were leaked began making headlines shortly after.
This issue might have challenged Lawrence’s inferior negotiating abilities, Lawrence said she didn’t need to come across as a person who is “spoiled.”
“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’.”
“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.’ This could be a young-person thing. It could be a personality thing. I’m sure it’s both,” she said.
According to Lawrence: “I am not the only women facing this issue. Maybe out of habit, make an effort to express themselves in a non-threatening way, men are lucky.”
Aggressively she released how Hollywood life treated her:
“All I hear and see all day are men speaking their opinions, and I give mine in the same exact manner, and you would have thought I had said something offensive,” she said.
“I’m over trying to find the “adorable” way to state my opinion and still be likable!”
The performer said her co stars Christian Bale, Jeremy Renner and Bradley Cooper managed to negotiate strong deals without giving it a hard try.
“If anything, I am confident they were commended for being furious and tactical, while I was busy worrying about coming across as a brat and never getting my fair share,” Lawrence said, adding she should not link it to her sex but she is not wrong.
Directing towards another email in which producer Scott Rudin had called Angelina Jolie “minimally talented spoilt brat”, Lawrence stated, “… but I wasn’t completely wrong when another leaked Sony email revealed a producer referring to a fellow lead actress in a negotiation as a ‘spoiled brat.’ For some reason, I just can’t picture someone saying that about a man.”
Some other prominent celebrities raised the pay gap issues after Jennifer Lawrence. Like Patricia Arquette and Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Emma Watson, Gwyneth Paltrow.