Jennifer Lawrence volunteered as tribute to take on gender pay inequality, and she's getting plenty of support from her friends in Hollywood -- including one of the guys in the movie she was writing about. Jen's Lenny essay, "Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Co Stars?" seemed to single out her film "American Hustle" without ever mentioning it by name, since she wrote about settling for less than Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, and Jeremy Renner.

Bradley and Jennifer have made multiple films together, and he was one of several stars to weigh in on JLaw's essay after it was posted. While promoting "Burnt" with Sienna Miller, Bradley told E! News he hadn't yet had a chance to read Jennifer's entire essay, but he addressed the basic premise.
"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," Bradley said. "So that's a great thing." What Sienna did, she explained, was walk away from a play that she wanted to do because she was offered "less than half of what the other man was offered and it was just the two of us." Ouch! Good for her.

Other actresses took to Twitter to share their support for Jennifer Lawrence's essay, including the great Emma Watson, who retweeted the essay link and someone else's response before sharing her own reaction:

And here are similar love-fests from Jessica Chastain and Elizabeth Banks:

Who doesn't love Jennifer Lawrence? (If you're raising your hand, why? Just curious.) She is using her power for good, calling attention to some of the reasons behind the pay disparity and what she and others can do to narrow the gap.

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