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Amy Adams Weighs In on Jennifer Lawrence's Gender Pay Gap Essay

Amy Adams Weighs In on Jennifer Lawrence's Gender Pay Gap Essay

Amy Adams looks super sultry on the April 2016 cover of British GQ magazine.

Here’s what the 41-year-old actress shared with the mag:

On David O. Russell making her cry during American Hustle filming: “He did… I was really just devastated on set. I mean, not every day, but most. Jennifer [Lawrence] doesn’t take any of it on. She’s Teflon. And I am not Teflon. But I also don’t like to see other people treated badly.. It’s not ok with me. Life to me is more important than movies. It really taught me how to separate work and home. Because I was like, I cannot bring this experience home with me to my daughter.”

On knowing she was being paid less than her male co-stars: “Yeah, I did. I didn’t speak about it before and I’m probably not going to speak about it forever, because I disagreed with…not Jennifer per se, but people who had opinions on how women should go about negotiating. The truth is we hire people to negotiate on our behalf, men and women… I knew I was being paid less and I still agreed to do it because the option comes down to do it or don’t do it. So you just have to decide if it’s worth it for you. It doesn’t mean I liked it.”

On Jennifer’s open letter addressing the pay gap: “I’m really proud of Jennifer. What I liked is that it was not necessarily about getting paid, or not getting paid… It’s like we [women] have been conditioned to not be controversial, to not cause problems. It’s about finding your voice.”

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  • j b

    The male co-stars probably had more screen time so deserved more.

  • j b

    The male co-stars probably had more screen time so deserved more.

  • FrenchGirl

    In American Hustle’s case,The supporting actors ( Lawrence and Renner) were better paid than the lead actors ( Bale,Adams,Cooper) .Lawrence was casted at the last minute and the production has been able to pay her because Cooper,Bale,DOR and one of the producers took a part of their salaries .
    What I don’t understand is why Renner is more paid than Adams .He is as well paid as Cooper and Bale whereas he is a supporting character.

  • FrenchGirl

    I like how Amy is pragmatic

  • FrenchGirl

    I like how Amy is pragmatic

  • FerCat

    She is an incredibly talented actress. She has never been inauthentic in her role.

  • FerCat

    There are perks to being locked in to contracts with specific studios.

  • Sprite

    Love + Comfort – “if money grew on trees, there wouldn’t be much shade”

  • Silly People

    Sounds like David O. Russell is an a**hole.

  • Kaitlyn

    That’s because she’s an adult.

    Here’s Jennifer Lawrence’s quote that started this whole thing:

    “When the Sony hack happened and I found out how much less I was being paid than the lucky people with dicks”

    And who exactly are these people she’s putting down and complaining that they get more money than her? Christian Bale. Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Robert Deniro.

    Unlike Amy Adams, who paid her dues by shining in a lot of bad films before raising the bar on great ones, Jennifer Lawrence has struck the lottery in costars. So to reduce their deserved salaries to body parts shows how delusional and hypocritical she is.

    Jennifer Lawrence is a child with who doesn’t realize that her accolades are directly associated with the talent surrounding her. (And that includes the amazing Amy Adams who is now sucked into this story).

  • curiouser and curiouser

    I would certainly not say anything against Amy Adams who certainly got the worst of it, but Jennifer Lawrence had already won an Oscar at that time. She already was one of the biggest stars of her generation, from the Hunger Games and XMen. You can put down her talent as insignificant to her awards, but that sure sounds like sour grapes. She was paid less than RENNER who didn’t have any of those points in his favor, points that are considered to be pretty relevant in setting salaries. The fact is that JL had enough negotiating power that if she had known what the guys were getting she could realistically said ‘we should all get the same thing.’ Sony internal, leaked emails show that Sony itself thought her pay was unreasonably low, and they raised both women’s pay somewhat. Internal emails also showed that at least one person called her pay out as being way out of line considering her star power, and an email (I don’t remember if it was the same one or a response) said that they had already raised both her and Amy to some extent on their own and that if JL was paid more Amy would have to be, also. They clearly had an idea of ‘guy’s salaries and participation’ and ‘women’s salaries and participation’ in there somewhere.

    Jen said that she hadn’t wanted to push and seem unlikable so she blamed herself. She also wondered if she had that internal pressure which the guys seemed not to feel, because she was a woman. She never whined about being paid less and said if they had told her it was an ensemble picture and they had to give her that to make the film work, she would probably have accepted it, but at the time she didn’t even push for more.

  • curiouser and curiouser

    Uh, Cooper, Renner and Bale were paid one fee, Jen and Amy on the other hand, were paid a lower -and the same- amount. They had all taken less than their quotes because they wanted to be able to make a film with that many stars. But the guys all got one payment, and the women got another. It wasn’t supporting actors v lead.

  • Legendary Trolly

    In a sense, she is admitting that she doesnt have a voice!