Josh Hutcherson applauds Jennifer Lawrence for calling out Hollywood wage gap
Jennifer Lawrence’s recent essay calling out the gender-based wage gap in Hollywood has met with several different reactions. Lawrence’s American Hustle co-star Bradley Cooper volunteered to negotiate in tandem with his future female co-stars to correct the imbalance. Jeremy Renner (whom she directly mentioned in her essay) told Business Insider that it’s “not [his] job” to help his female co-stars negotiate their salaries, though he expressed support for gender-equity.
Now, Josh Hutcherson, whose final Hunger Games film with Lawrence comes out Nov. 20, told MTV News that he’s proud of Lawrence for taking a stand.
“I’m really proud of her, and happy,” Hutcherson told MTV. “She’s always been a little gun-shy. She’s always said what she thinks, but as far as tackling issues, she’s never really stepped up to do that. It’s nice to see her now taking that step, being progressive, and using her voice not just to make people laugh.”
Head over to MTV to read more, and check out the latest issue of EW for a recap of all the female stars fighting for gender equality in Hollywood.