Jennifer Lawrence finds it “awkward” asking for more money

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Dec 19, 2015 15:14 IST
Jennifer Lawrence blames herself for the pay disparity she experiences as an actor in Hollywood.

Hollywood’s highest paid female actor Jennifer Lawrence says she finds it “awkward” negotiating what she should be paid.

The 25-year-old Hunger Games star said it is her own fault that there is such a divide between what the film industry pays men and women, reported CBS News.

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“I feel awkward negotiating, I feel uncomfortable asking for more money, I don’t want to seem like a brat. I don’t want to seem like all these things that are only words that are used for women. There was no one to blame but myself [for the gender pay gap].

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“I want to be that person who will say that thing that’s really hard to say, that’s really awkward and really difficult. One day I want to be able to just say it, and not make a joke, and not try to make it cute, but to just say it.”

The Oscar-winner previously penned an essay about the issue, insisting she should be paid the same as her male counterparts.

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