Jennifer Lawrence has lambasted Hollywood’s gender pay disparity in a powerful essay where she has finally opened up about the hacked Sony emails that revealed she was paid less than her male co-stars.
Lawrence’s tone is angry and contemplative as she reflects upon the way women are perceived in Hollywood power circles in the piece that she wrote for friend Lena Dunham’s ‘Lenny Letter’ newsletter.
The 25-year-old Hunger Games star said she had kept quiet because she avoids topics that are “trending”.
“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.
Questioning what could have led to her poor negotiating skills, Lawrence said perhaps she did not want to come across as someone who is
“difficult” or “spoiled.”