Here’s Why Jennifer Lawrence Thinks She Makes Less Money
Jennifer Lawrence is taking responsibility for making less money than men in Hollywood.
After the Sony hack last December revealed that the 25-year-old actress made less than the guys did in “American Hustle,” Lawrence wrote an essay for Lena Dunham’s feminist newsletter titled, “Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Co-Stars?”
“I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early,” Lawrence wrote. (RELATED: Jennifer Lawrence: ‘A Donald Trump Presidency Would Be The End Of The World’)
“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.”
“I would be lying if I didn’t say there was an element of wanting to be liked that influenced my decision to close the deal without a real fight. I didn’t want to seem ‘difficult’ or ‘spoiled.’” (VIDEO: Nude Photos Of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton Released In Huge Leak)
She thought her paycheck was fine until the Sony hack revealed that her co-stars made more than her.
“This could be a young person thing,” she said. “I’m sure it’s both. But this is an element of my personality that I’ve been working against for years, and based on the statistics, I don’t think I’m the only woman with this issue.” (PHOTOS: Jennifer Lawrence Has More Nude Photos, But This Time They’re On Purpose)