Bradley Cooper Calls Jennifer Lawrence's Wage-Gap Criticism 'A Great Thing'

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Jennifer Lawrence attends "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" press line on day 1 of Comic-Con International on July 9, 2015, in San Diego, California.

Cooper also lauded "Burnt" co-star Sienna Miller for turning down a play for which she would have been paid significantly less than the male lead.

Bradley Cooper is backing frequent co-star Jennifer Lawrence's criticism of film studios' gender pay disparity.

Cooper, who was promoting his new film Burnt with co-star Sienna Miller, was asked Tuesday (Oct. 13) by E! News to comment on Lawrence's recent essay criticizing Hollywood for paying female stars less than their male counterparts.

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"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 mind-set and sticking up for yourself the way that Sienna did," Cooper said, adding that he hadn't read Lawrence's essay. "So that's a great thing."

Miller subsequently explained that she had previously walked away from a play that she wanted to appear in because she was offered less then half the salary that her male co-star was getting.

Salary details released during the Sony hack revealed that Lawrence was paid less for American Hustle than her male co-stars, including Cooper. Cooper has also co-starred with Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook and Serena

This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.



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