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.
“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.