Actress Sienna Miller has revealed she turned down a play because she was offered less than half the pay of her male co-star.
In an interview with E! news, Sienna Miller said she did “what we have to start doing, unfortunately, at the expense of our creative dreams”.
The actress said: “I walked away from a play I wanted to do because I was offered less than half of what the other man was offered and it was just the two of us.”
Sienna Miller did not name the production. She was speaking after Jennifer Lawrence wrote an essay on gender discrimination in Hollywood.
Jennifer Lawrence wrote of her anger at finding out she was paid less than her male co-stars after emails from Sony Pictures were leaked last year.
One published email revealed that Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams were paid much less than their American Hustle co-stars.
In the article on Lena Dunham’s site Lenny, Jennifer Lawrence said she “didn’t get mad at Sony”, adding: “I got mad at myself. I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early.
“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. I didn’t want to seem <<difficult>> or <<spoiled>>.”
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Sienna Miller was speaking during a joint interview with actor Bradley Cooper, with whom she is appearing in the forthcoming film Burnt.
Bradley Cooper also co-starred with Jennifer Lawrence in American Hustle.
The actor told E! he had not read the essay but said: “One thing I could say is that’s interesting because if you think that you only deserve a certain amount and that’s not correct, it’s about changing that mindset and sticking up for yourself the way that Sienna did.”
Jennifer Lawrence’s article has drawn support from many of her Hollywood friends.
Emma Watson, Jessica Chastain and Elizabeth Banks were among those to tweet their support.
Elizabeth Banks declared: “I love Jennifer Lawrence.”
Emma Watson also said: “O Jennifer Lawrence I love you so”.
While Jessica Chastain exclaimed: “Yessssssss! Get it girl.”
Last week, Meryl Streep – one of Hollywood’s most successful actors – spoke out about gender discrimination in the film industry, saying that even she receives less pay than male co-stars.
At a global symposium on gender in the media, Geena Davis called for more women on screen and more challenging female roles in TV and film.
Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein recently hinted that Jennifer Lawrence wants to take time off from her hectic work schedule.
Jennifer Lawrence, 23, has denied she is taking a hiatus from Hollywood as she enjoyed a series of successes thanks to her roles in The Hunger Games and X-Men franchises, as well as her Oscar-winning turn in Silver Linings Playbook.
Harvey Weinstein recently hinted that Jennifer Lawrence wants to take time off from her hectic work schedule
However, during an interview with MTV News on the red carpet at Sunday’s Oscars, the American Hustle star insisted she is not ready to give up her time in the spotlight just yet.
She joked: “That’s just Harvey [Weinstein] being an idiot. No, he’s not being an idiot, I don’t know. I would like to take a year off, that would be a dream. I’d like to if I could.”
Jennifer Lawrence is currently filming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2.
Ellen DeGeneres took full advantage of Jennifer Lawrence’s repeated inability to stay upright in her opening monologue at Sunday night’s Oscars.
In her second go-round as the master of ceremonies for The Academy, Ellen DeGeneres reminded the audience that Jennifer Lawrence fell as she went to retrieve her award for Best Actress at last year’s Oscars.
“I am not going to bring up what happened last year,” she teased.
Ellen DeGeneres took full advantage of Jennifer Lawrence’s repeated inability to stay upright in her opening monologue at Sunday night’s Oscars
“It’s ridiculous, I mean something like that happens, and it’s embarrassing, and people just talk about it. It’s just, you know… for those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, Jennifer Lawrence last year, she fell on the way up, tripped. I don’t know if she got caught on the tip of the dress, but… let’s show the clip.”
She didn’t show it, but she made sure that everyone knew that Jennifer Lawrence was caught slipping again this year.
Other highlights included making fun of June Squibb’s age by intimating that she’s hard of hearing, calling Liza Minnelli “sir” and joking that, if 12 Years a Slave didn’t win best picture, the whole Academy was racist.
Best Supporting Actress nominee Jennifer Lawrence took a tumble as she made her way down the Oscar red carpet.
Just like last year during the Academy Awards, Jennifer Lawrence, 23, lost her footing while waving to the crowds assembled at the Dolby Theatre, before grabbing at her entourage for help as she hit the deck.
Jennifer Lawrence took a tumble as she made her way down the Oscar red carpet
The actress was helped up to her feet by boyfriend Nicholas Hoult laughing and joking.
Jennifer Lawrence, nominated this year for Best Supporting Actress for her role in American Hustle, then turned to the applauding crowd and took a bow.
Jennifer Lawrence has said she thinks “it should be illegal to call someone fat on TV”, after red carpet criticism of her own figure.
Speaking to Barbara Walters, Jennifer Lawrence, 23, added: “Because why is humiliating people funny?”
Jennifer Lawrence said she was worried about how the media’s attitude affected young people.
The actress features in Barbara Walters’ series The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013.
“I get it, and I do it too, we all do it,” Jennifer Lawrence told Barbara Walters.
Jennifer Lawrence features in Barbara Walters’ series The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013
“[But] the media needs to take responsibility for the effect that it has on our younger generation, on these girls who are watching these television shows, and picking up how to talk and how to be cool,” the actress said.
“So all of the sudden being funny is making fun of the girl that’s wearing an ugly dress. And the word fat! I just think it should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV.”
She added: “I mean, if we’re regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words, because of the effect they have on our younger generation, why aren’t we regulating things like calling people fat?”
Jennifer Lawrence, who won an Oscar earlier this year for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook, has previously spoken out against gossip magazines and TV shows such as E!’s Fashion Police, presented by Joan Rivers, which criticize the way women look.
Jennifer Lawrence has hit the X-Men set like a bolt from the blue and her fans have been given a glimpse of the 22-year-old star in all her painted glory as she reprises her role as Mystique in the hit franchise.
In a snap shared on Twitter by the film’s director Bryan Singer, Jennifer Lawrence is covered in the bright color to record scenes in the Days of Future Past edition of the motion picture franchise.
Bryan Singer captioned the image: “First look: #JenniferLawrence as a vengeful #Mystique. #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast.”
The material showed off her toned stomach with a cut-out middle section and featured textured pieces to create reptile effect for the Marvels Comics mutant.
Jennifer Lawrence also wore her usually blonde locks slicked back into a flaming orange style while on set in Montreal, Canada.
Her looks were being adjusted by a hair and make-up team member as she stood in front of a green screen.
Jennifer Lawrence is covered in blue to record scenes in the Days of Future Past edition of X-Men franchise
The backdrop is for use in a special effects post-production technique to composition two images or video streams together.
Jennifer Lawrence wore piercing yellow eye contact lenses and even the whites of her eyes seemed to be temporarily dyed to for the eerie look.
The actress also played Mystique/Raven in 2011’s X-Men: First Class and so for the sequel is her only film set for release in 2014.
However, this year Jennifer Lawrence will also reprise her role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire alongside Liam Hemsworth.
In 2013 she also is due to appear in American Hustle with Silver Linings Playbook co-star Bradley Cooper, plus Devil You Know and Serena.
Jennifer Lawrence’s ex-boyfriend Nicholas Hoult appears as Hank McCoy/beast, while Jame McAvoy portrays Charles Xavier and Ellen Page is Kitty Pride/Shadowcat.
Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has been seen on holiday in Hawaii enjoying a suspicious rolled up cigarette.
In revealing pictures Jennifer Lawrence, 22, is seen clasping a fat roll up in her fingers and a bottle of wine.
And in other pictures that have emerged Jennifer Lawrence can clearly be seen taking a draw on the roll up.
It may come as some surprise just days after the actress was seen lapping up the applause of her peers at the Academy Awards where she took home the Best Actress award for her stunning turn in Silver Linings Playbook.
Jennifer Lawrence star looked happy and relaxed, which may well have been in part thanks to a glass of wine and her cheeky smoke.
It’s not clear if she was indeed smoking marijuana – but Jennifer Lawrence is not known to be a smoker – and if the young starlet does have a penchant for the weed, it may explain her propensity for stumbling.
Jennifer Lawrence has been seen on holiday in Hawaii enjoying a suspicious rolled up cigarette
Christian Dior Couture confirms that Jennifer Lawrence’s dress didn’t rip as she collected Best Actress statue at SAG Awards ceremony and therefore, no wardrobe malfunction.
“The dress is made with different levels of tulle and satin and that is what the viewers saw when Jennifer lifted her dress slightly. It was not ripped and there was no malfunction…it was the design of the gown,” a statement from the fashion design house said.
No need for any more drama about whether or not Jennifer Lawrence’s Christian Dior Couture dress ripped at Sunday night’s SAG Awards ceremony. Your eyes saw something else.
Internet reports were in overdrive overnight and this morning as suggestions were made that Jennifer Lawrence ripped her gown when she appeared to show some leg as she made her way to the stage to pick up the SAG award for outstanding performance by a female actor in Silver Linings Playbook.
Christian Dior Couture confirms that Jennifer Lawrence’s dress didn’t rip as she collected Best Actress statue at SAG Awards ceremony and therefore, no wardrobe malfunction
Jennifer Lawrence narrowly escaped being completely exposed as her dress came close to tearing in half as she headed on stage to collect her statue for Best Female Actor in a Leading Role at SAG Awards 2013.
In front of a glittering audience of stars, Jennifer Lawrence, 22, revealed a little too much of her body in a Christian Dior tiered dress.
Disaster struck as her name was read out to recognize her role in Silver Linings Playbook.
Shooting up from her chair and hugging people around her, Jennifer Lawrence failed to notice someone had planted the leg of their chair on her navy Dior gown.
Keen to get on stage, Jennifer Lawrence attempted to run off tearing her skirt of her dress at the point where the skirt meets the underskirt with sheer lining.
The sheer lining and skirt, which was fresh from the Paris Haute Couture runway, is hidden under the top tier of the gown.
Jennifer Lawrence dress rips at SAG Awards 2013 as she walks to collect Best Female Actor statue
As she headed to the stage, Jennifer Lawrence further exposed herself as she hitched up the dress to negotiate the stairs revealing her thighs.
The cast members of Breaking Bad turned around shocked as the stricken star realized at their table she was in trouble.
Fellow actresses Nicole Kidman and Marion Cotillard certainly felt the young woman’s pain, and were caught on camera reacting to the dress’ tearing.
Like a professional, Jennifer Lawrence quickly pushed the ripped section of dress under the gown’s existing tuck and strode towards the stage.
Once there, Jennifer Lawrence once again narrowly missed showing off more than she planned to as the dress slipped apart.
Holding the frock together a breathless – either from her pneumonia or shock – Jennifer Lawrence accepted her best actress award.
Jennifer Lawrence thanked her co-stars, her family and mega producer Harvey Weinstein.