Entertainment

Jennifer Lawrence writes essay on Hollywood sexism

Jennifer Lawrence has written an essay expressing her anger at getting paid less than her male co-stars

The Oscar-winning actress slams gender wage gap

Actress Jennifer Lawrence, shown here in January 2015, has penned an essay slamming the gender pay gap in Hollywood. (Mark Davis/Getty Images)

Jennifer Lawrence says she blamed herself for failing as a negotiator when she learned from the leaked Sony emails that her male co-stars were paid more for American Hustle.

The Oscar-winning actress wrote in an essay for the online newsletter Lenny on Tuesday that she didn't want to fight for millions of dollars, partly because she didn't need the money and partly because she didn't want to come across as "difficult" or "spoiled."

In the thoughtful essay, Lawrence wonders if she's wasted her time trying to be likable while her male counterparts are commended for being fierce. She ultimately concludes that she's "over" finding adorable ways to state her opinion.

Lenny is a recently launched weekly newsletter from Lena Dunham and her Girls executive producer Jenni Konner.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Become a CBC Member

Join the conversation  Create account

Already have an account?

now