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Hollywood's Highest Paid Actress Jennifer Lawrence Demands Equal Pay With Higher Paid Actors

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Whether it's for Academy Award-winning performances, or for being her usual self, actress Jennifer Lawrence has always found herself in the spotlight.

The 25-year-old actress, in her efforts to point out the inconsistencies in "the big picture" of society, often ends up trending for, ironically, the most trivial of things.

Such is the recent case of her essay which appears on Lenny, a newsletter founded by Lena Dunham. Dunham brought up the idea of writing for Lenny, to which Lawrence agreed.

Lawrence admitted that she thought of Dunham as a "genius" and that she was "excited to start thinking about what to complain about."

Lawrence started off her piece by describing herself as "ever-so-slightly quiet" when it comes to talking about feminism, as she dislikes giving statements on trending topics.

"It's hard for me to speak about my experience as a working woman because I can safely say my problems aren't exactly relatable," Lawrence shared.

She then referred to the recent Sony hack to transition to what she really meant to talk about: the gender wage gap in Hollywood.

When the cyber-attack was launched against Sony Pictures Entertainment, confidential information was leaked. The disclosure included documents containing key financial information, such as compensation for artists. Lawrence found out how much less she was being paid in comparison to male co-stars.

"I didn't get mad at Sony. I got mad at myself. I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early."

Lawrence struggled with the question of surfacing this issue, both to Sony and to the public.

"I would be lying if I didn't say there was an element of wanting to be liked that influenced my decision to close the deal without a real fight."

She then argued how women today still find themselves fighting against social conditioning that involves expressing opinion in a way that doesn't offend men.

The Internet, of course, exploded with this news--which is, in another twist of irony, exactly what Lawrence was talking about.

Either way, the Hunger Games lead isn't having of it.

"I'm over trying to find the "adorable" way to state my opinion and still be likable!" she concludes.

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