Jennifer Lawrence Shares Her Essay on Gender Pay Gap In Hollywood –
In an Essay titled, Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Co‑Stars?, Jennifer Lawrence who gained international fame for her starring role in the Hunger Games, expresses how she’s upset with herself that she has not negotiated well in terms of pay for her acting roles. Seems that Jennifer has hit a nerve and the essay is getting a lot of attention around the web.
(NPR) – In an essay for Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter e-newsletter, Lawrence explained that after the Sony hack — which revealed documents showing Lawrence had earned significantly less than her male co-stars Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper — she didn’t get mad at the studio.
“I got mad at myself,” Lawrence wrote. “I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early.”
The star of the Hunger Games franchise said she hesitated to negotiate aggressively because she didn’t want to come across as abrasive or too demanding — a fear, she mused, that probably is linked to gender conditioning. Lawrence wrote: “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 realized every man I was working with definitely didn’t worry about being ‘difficult’ or ‘spoiled.’ ”
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