The settlement disparity of Hollywood is being discussed thanks to Jennifer Lawrence’s viral essay detailing her rage over being paid less than her male costars.
The conversation seeped around to the red carpet at Wednesday’s premier of “Crimson Peak,” where stars Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska commended the Oscar winner for emphasizing the matter and bringing focus to sexism in the film industry.
“I’m proud of her,” said Chastain. “Sometimes when you’re doing well, you’re afraid to say something’s wrong because then there’s going to be a bunch of people out there going ‘OK, well, you’re a big old movie star.’ But it doesn’t matter.”
“There’s no excuse,” she added. “There’s no reason why she should be doing a film with other actors and get paid less than her male co-stars. It’s completely unfair. It’s not right. It’s been happening for years and years and years. I think it’s brave to talk about it. I think everyone should talk about it.”