Just recently, Jennifer Lawrence spoke up about the wage gap between male and female actors in Hollywood. She noted that when the Sony hack revealed her “American Hustle” male co-stars’ salaries for the same work, she was miffed at herself for not negotiating a better salary for herself. In her column, she name checked Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper – saying that they all fought hard for powerful deals for themselves.
Now, Jeremy Renner is basically saying it’s not his job to ensure his female co-stars get paid more. Douche. We know it’s not your job per se, but it would be nice to be a voice of concern in order to bring more awareness to the issue.
Bradley offered to help his women co-stars negotiate a more fair wage, but according to Jeremy, it’s just not in his job description.
After he was asked if he would be willing to help women negotiate for better pay on future projects, Jeremy said, “That’s not my job. I don’t know contracts and money and all that sort of stuff.”
He went on to say, “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.”
Bradley promise to help close the wage gap for women, something that Jeremy would likely never consider. Bradley said, “She worked every day on that movie and got paid nothing. It’s really horrible actually, it’s almost embarrassing. I don’t know where it’s changing otherwise, but that’s something that I could do.”
He added, “Usually you don’t talk about the financial stuff, you have people. But you know what? It’s time to start doing that.”
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