Jennifer Lawrence recently talked in Lena Dunham’s newsletter “Lenny” about the wage gap between male and female stars in Hollywood. She didn’t talk specifically about “American Hustle”, but she did name off some of her male co-stars. Bradley Cooper was supportive, while Jeremy Renner wasn’t at all.
Now, the movie’s director David O. Russell is standing behind Jennifer in her fight for wage equality. He said that wrangling the desires of a cast of a big stars like the ones who played their parts in the movie – is a challenge.
He said that he will “always support all my actors and all their opinions.”
He went on to say, “I understand what she’s saying, and I think people in the business do too, and I also understand people saying, ‘Well, let’s talk about the minutia of the deal.’ It’s hard to make a movie come together with a lot of big stars. American Hustle had a lot of big stars in it, we all contributed to help make it happen.”
He said, “I think it’s in service of something very important. Jennifer’s character in ‘Joy’ is about the same thing – maturity, learning what it is to have your own space and express your own voice, and to have power. And that’s what she’s learning.”
He said that he also had no warning of what Jennifer was going to say in her essay that went viral. He added, “Jennifer does what Jennifer feels like doing. And we say, ‘There you go, girl!'”
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