Emma Watson and more react to Jennifer Lawrence's gender wage gap essay

Celebrities back up the actress's opinion about wanting equal pay

By Andrea Tim | Published: 15 Oct 2015

Supporting J.Law
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Jennifer Lawrence made a stand about the gender wage gap in Hollywood and now, celebrities including her Silver Linings Playbook co-star Bradley Cooper are backing her up.

"One thing I could say is that's interesting because if you think that you only deserve a certain amount and that's not correct, it's about changing that mindset and sticking up for yourself the way that Sienna did," Bradley told E! News. "So that's a great thing."

Bradley was referring to how Sienna Miller walked away from a play because she was "offered less than half of what the other man was offered."

Emma Watson, an advocate of feminism, tweeted her admiration for JLaw, as did Elizabeth Banks and Jessica Chastain.

On Tuesday, Jennifer wrote an op-ed that was published on Lena Dunham's Lenny Letter.

"When the Sony hack happened and I found out how much less I was being paid than the lucky people with dicks, I didn't get mad at Sony. I got mad at myself. I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early," the 25-year-old Hunger Games star wrote. "But if I'm honest with myself, 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.' At the time, that seemed like a fine idea, until I saw the payroll on the Internet and realised every man I was working with definitely didn't worry about being 'difficult' or 'spoiled.'"

"I'm over trying to find the "adorable" way to state my opinion and still be likable! F--k that," she added.

Coming from the Forbes highest-paid actress of 2015, this is something to pay attention to. Maybe next time, once the gender wage gap is no more, there won't be a $30 million difference between the highest-paid actress and Robert Downey Jr.

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