Bradley Cooper has spoken of the need for “transparency” to help close the gender pay gap in Hollywood.
Cooper’s American Hustle co-star Jennifer Lawrence made headlines this month when she wrote about her anger at becoming paid less.
“Obviously foil is necessary to be able to help that equilibrium occur.”
The star was talking after the European premier of his new film Burnt in London’s Leicester Square to the BBC.
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Cooper plays with a head chef looking to recover his standing in the capital after a downfall brought on by drug addiction.
The film reunites him with his American Sniper co star Sienna Miller, who plays with a talented chef.
Asked about the pay gap issue, Miller said: “It’s a dialogue that is occurring on an international scale in every business – and it’s time that there’s transparency and equality. It is insane that there isn’t.”
Cooper and Miller were given culinary advice on the film, that was largely shot in London, from British celebrity chef Marcus Wareing.
Cooper – who worked in kitchens when he was growing up – said that Wareing taught him the importance of “being in a position to keep constant under pressure”.
Miller said: “I can fillet a turbot! The hardest thing was the intensity of the cooking – it is hot and Miller got burnt.”
Burnt, directed by John Wells, opens in Great Britain on 6 November.