Jeremy Renner Responds To Jennifer Lawrence’s Essay — Says It’s ‘Not My Job’ To Help Female Co-Stars Get Higher Pay!

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Not all of Jennifer Lawrence‘s male co-stars feel the need to stick up for wage equality!

The Hunger Games star recently penned an essay about the gender wage gap in Hollywood, noting that she and Amy Adams were paid significantly less than their male co-stars in the 2013 film American Hustle.

One of those higher paid actors was Bradley Cooper, who was so taken back by the 25-year-old’s findings that he wants to start teaming up with his female co-stars and negotiate better salaries with them!

But Lawrence’s other male co-star Jeremy Renner won’t be going as far as the chivalrous Cooper!

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In a recent interview, the Avengers star was asked if he would also be willing to negotiate with his female co-stars on future projects. He responded with:

“That’s not my job. I don’t know contracts and money and all that sort of stuff.”

The 44-year-old isn’t wrong — usually, actors and actresses are left out of the negotiating process and the deals are done by agents, managers and lawyers!

Though the answer does come off as a touch indifferent.

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Renner did add that he fully supports actresses receiving pay equal to actors, but he said that he sticks to what he’s good at:

“I’m a performer and I know human behavior. When it comes to that sort of stuff I let other people deal with that. I do what I’m good at, that’s what I focus on.”

According to the leaked emails from last year’s Sony hack, Renner got paid more than Lawrence and Adams — who both played much bigger roles in the crime drama.

Do YOU think Renner should step up to the plate like B.Coop, or should the money stuff be left for the professionals?


[Image via Ivan Nikolov/Susanne Döpke/Future Image/WENN.]

Oct 21, 2015 5:02pm PDT

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