Bradley Cooper has responded to Jennifer Lawrence’s frustration at women being paid less than men

The American Hustle actor is mentioned in Lawrence's "why do I make less than my male co-stars?" essay — and he understands why

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Bradley Cooper has addressed Jennifer Lawrence’s frank and refreshing essay for Lena Dunham’s website Lenny about being paid less than her male co-stars. Lawrence found out during the Sony Hack that actors like Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper all earned more than she did after “negotiating powerful deals for themselves.” 

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Her Silver Linings Playbook co-star said he agreed with Lawrence. “There’s a double standard in the whole world, yeah, for sure,” he told ET Canada. 

“This is just one aspect. Anytime there’s a place where a voice can come out and be outspoken – something Sienna did, or Jennifer – that’s great… I think it is making a difference.”

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Sienna Miller, who stars with Cooper in new film Burnt, has also talked openly about the gender pay gap in Hollywood, revealing that she walked away from a play because she was offered half what her male co-star was promised.