Jennifer Lawrence appeared on PBS Tuesday night and admitted to Charlie Rose that she feels the way a lot of women do about the gender wage gap: that it’s her fault.
“I feel awkward negotiating, I feel uncomfortable asking for more money, I don’t want to seem like a brat,” she told Rose. “I don’t want to seem like all these things that are only words that are used for women.” For the pay discrepancy, she added, she feels like “there was no one to blame but myself.”
But Lawrence said she feels that her role as a public figure means she should speak up for women in similar situations who “don’t have a voice.”
“I want to be that person who will say that thing that’s really hard to say, that’s really awkward and really difficult,” she said. “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.”
Us too, Jen.