Jennifer Lawrence Punished for Challenging Director

Jennifer Lawrence Punished for Challenging Director

Jennifer Lawrence Punished for Challenging Director

After penning an essay in 2015, which revealed that she and Amy Adams were paid less than their male 'American Hustle' co-stars, actress Jennifer Lawrence has now shared that she finds it 'easier' to get paid fairly these days. "I think a lot of people aren't coming forward because they're afraid they're not going to work again". And she says that even though women are mistreated in all industries, she understands why more don't stand up for themselves - because she says she, too, has been "punished" for it.

Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, J-Law discussed how she was called "difficult and a nightmare" for standing up to a director.

She added: "You need to be able to say, "This is wrong" and have somebody do something about it instead of saying, 'Oh, it's wrong?"

She said: "I had a bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth, and as a result, chose never to work with him again and warn others when they did. I'm devastated by all the stories that have come out because it's heartbreaking, but at the same time I feel hopeful because we're not ignoring it anymore".

Blige, who shifts from music to film for Mudbound, named several dream collaborators, including Frank Sinatra, Angela Bassett and Janney "because she is just fantastic in Juno".

"I said that earlier, so I want to say I think Jessica stole that from me", Lawrence replied in response to Chastain's answer. We have to recognize that there are so many who haven't told their stories yet, who aren't comfortable to share. That doesn't mean that there's less sexual abuse going on anywhere else in the world, in any other place of work.

Their fellow actresses Ronan and Janney said they never personally experienced harassment while working in show business, but they learned about its prevalence in the industry at different ages. "It's just been swept under the carpet". Not only was that movie a huge comedy based around a female lead, it also came out the same year that Jennifer Lawrence got her big break on the silver screen with the indie flick Winter's Bone.

In the end, Lawrence hopes that "eventually" the culture will change.

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