Jennifer Lawrence's co-star and friends have her back, especially when it comes to her stance on real issues. Josh Hutcherson was interviewed by MTV on Oct. 22 during a promotion for his film "The Rusted" and he expressed how proud he is of Lawrence for finally speaking up about the issue of her pay gap with her male "American Hustle" co-stars, and how happy he is for his friend.
Hutcherson is Lawrence's co-star in the highly successful film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' "The Hunger Games" trilogy. The two actors have worked together through the entire "The Hunger Games" series and are undeniably very close friends.
"When the Sony hack happened and I found out how much less I was being paid..." Lawrence wrote in her essay "Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Co-Stars?" published in Lena Dunham's newsletter, Lenny Letter.
She also shared her experience on expressing her opinion in a clear and blunt but non-aggressive way to a male who worked for her and how he reacted as if she said something offensive. "All I hear and see all day are men speaking their opinions, and I give mine in the same exact manner, and you would have thought I had said something offensive," she added.
"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," Hutcherson said. He also expressed his wish for Lawrence to continue to speak out. "It's cool that she spoke out like that, and hopefully she does it more," he added.
On Oct. 23, Lawrence's "American Hustle" co-star, Bradley Cooper, also spoke up in support of Lawrence during an interview for his new film "Burnt."
"Why not just have transparency in the beginning... if that's gonna clear up some sort of inequality, why wouldn't we do it?" Cooper said as he urged Hollywood to be more transparent with regard to salary.
Sienna Miller also shared her own experience on being at the losing end of the gender pay gap.