Earlier this week, Jennifer Lawrence wrote an essay for Lenny about the pay gap between the male and female stars of American Hustle. Now fellow actors including Sienna Miller, Emma Watson and Bradley Cooper have come out in support. Watson tweeted her appreciation, writing, 'O Jennifer Lawrence I love you so.' J.Law's Hunger Games co-star Elizabeth Banks responded similarly, tweeting a link to the essay with the message, 'I love Jennifer Lawrence.' But really, who doesn't?
I love Jennifer Lawrence. http://t.co/x2jAbnUsmy
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) October 13, 2015
Cooper, who was one of the male co-stars paid more than Lawrence for American Hustle, responded positively and further shored up his position as your number-one dream boyfriend. 'There's a double standard in the whole world, yeah, for sure,' he told Entertainment Tonight. 'This is just one aspect. Anytime there's a place where a voice can come out and be outspoken, that's great.'
He also expressed his love for 'strong women' and said he thinks that women like Lawrence, Amy Adams, and Sienna Miller talking about the pay gap 'is making a difference.' In her essay, Lawrence specifically named him as someone who had 'fought and succeeded in negotiating powerful deals,' something which she hopes to do more of in the future. 'I'm over trying to find the 'adorable' way to state my opinion and still be likable!' she wrote. 'Fu*k that. I don't think I've ever worked for a man in charge who spent time contemplating what angle he should use to have his voice heard. It's just heard.'
Bradley added that in his own bid to address the pay gap, he hopes to team up with his female co-stars to negotiate salaries for films in the future. 'I don't know where it's changing otherwise, but that's something I could do.'