Jennifer Lawrence recently wrote an essay on the gender pay-gap in Hollywood, saying she gave up on fighting for it because, with two franchises under her belt, she didn’t need the money. Some of Lawrence’s co-stars–including Bradley Cooper–have said publicly that they want to help when it comes to pay negotiations, but Jeremy Renner isn’t one of them.
Renner said recently that it’s “not his job” to handle business transactions, adding that he lets other people handle that sort of thing.
“That’s not my job. I don’t know contracts and money and all that sort of stuff. I’m a performer, and I know human behavior. When it comes to that sort of stuff, I let other people deal with that. I do what I’m good at — that’s what I focus on,” Renner said.
For Jennifer, it’s not about the money anymore; rather, it’s about the principle. The actress wrote in her essay that for a long time, she struggled over whether to voice her opinion on things or to remain quiet for fear of being seen as “difficult”, because it’s rare for a young woman in Hollywood to be opinionated and liked at the same time.
“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’. 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. Are we socially conditioned to behave this way? … Could there still be a lingering habit of trying to express our opinions in a certain way that doesn’t ‘offend’ or ‘scare’ men?” Jennifer Lawrence wrote.
Jennifer’s next project is Joy, in which she co-stars yet again with Bradley Cooper. The film is already getting Oscar buzz, although it won’t premiere until Christmas Day.