Jennifer Lawrence's essay about Hollywood's sexist pay gap has already earned the approval of powerful women like Emma Watson, but the latest thumbs up for her honesty comes from a surprising, awesome source.
Bradley Cooper, one of those so-called "lucky people with d--ks" who last year's Sony email hack revealed to have earned more for "American Hustle" than Lawrence, was supportive of his frequent co-star in two interviews Tuesday (Oct. 13.)
Although Cooper hadn't read the essay yet, he told E! that he agreed with the view expressed by Lawrence -- as well as by his "Burnt" co-star, Sienna Miller -- that it's time for women to insist on being paid what they're worth, and push back against the stigma that women who negotiate a tough deal aren't "nice" or "ladylike."
"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 mindset and sticking up for yourself the way that Sienna did," he said, referring to Miller's decision earlier this year to turn down a play for which she was offered half as much as her male co-star. "So that's a great thing."
And he's not walking it back, either. Cooper reiterated the same sentiment when the subject came up again later, in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.
"There's a double standard in the whole world, yeah, for sure. This is just one aspect," he said. "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."