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Least-Useful Avenger Says It’s ‘Not My Job’ to Help Actresses Get Equal Pay

Jeremy “Not My Job” Renner Photo: Ouzounova/Corbis

Jeremy Renner, a moderately successful actor best known for calling Scarlett Johansson’s Avengers character a slut, has some more opinions about women in Hollywood he’d like to share with you. Mainly: that he doesn’t have any opinions.

Renner acted alongside Jennifer Lawrence in the 2013 film American Hustle, and got paid more than her. But in response to Lawrence’s passionate open letter demanding equal pay for women in Hollywood (which bilingual dream man Bradley Cooper has endorsed), Renner said that it’s “not my job” to help with all the little annoyances of Hollywood, such as women’s equality. He’s an actor, not an activist.

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

Lucky for you, Academy Award–nominated actor Jeremy Renner, Academy Award–winning actress Jennifer Lawrence can “deal with that” without your help.

Jeremy Renner: Equal Pay Help ‘Not My Job’