Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence says she’s had it with attempting to be “adorable” when it comes to sexism in Hollywood and equal pay for girls.
In a no-holds barred attack on the Hollywood wage gap on Tuesday, the “Hunger Games” star said this in the past she worried about being labeled a spoiled brat when negotiating film deals. But guys tend not to have that problem, the no said in an essay for the Lenny newsletter produced by “Girls” writer and director Lena Dunham.
Lawrence, 25, who according to Forbes was the world’s highest-paid film celebrity last year with an estimated $52 million in earnings from pictures and sanctions, found out through leaked Sony Pictures e-mails last year that she have been paid millions less than any of her three male costars in the 2013 picture “American Hustle.”
“When the Sony hack happened and I found out how much less I was being paid than the lucky people with dicks, I didn’t get mad at Sony. Jennifer got mad at myself. I failed as a negotiator since I gave up early,” Lawrence wrote.
Lawrence, who won an Academy Award in 2013 for her character in “Silver Linings Playbook,” said she did not care to come across in the time as challenging or spoiled “until I saw the payroll on the Internet and comprehended every guy I had been working with unquestionably didn’t worry about being ‘hard’ or ‘spoiled.'”
But Lawrence’s fierce essay on Tuesday, titled “Why Do These Dudes Make More Than Me?,” reflects a more combative attitude by Hollywood’s biggest female stars.
“I am over trying to find the ‘adorable’ method to state my opinion and still be likable! … Christian Bale Jeremy Renner, and Bradley Cooper fought and triumphed in negotiating deals that were powerful . If anything, myself’m convinced themselves were commended for being furious and tactical, while I had been busy worrying about coming across as a brat and never getting my fair share,” she wrote.