In an interview with MTV News, Josh Hutcherson said that he was "really proud" of his pal and her "incredible" essay, agreeing with Lawrence that the sexism at play in actresses' salaries is outrageous.
"To even have to say the words 'women's pay' sounds so backwards and f--ked up and not modern in any way, shape or form. And so for Jen to use her platform to speak about it in her classic Jen way, just blunt, saying what she thinks, I think it's great," Hutcherson told MTV. "Obviously it's something that should have happened decades and decades and decades ago, and the fact that it's something we're still dealing with now is f--king embarrassing and shocking."
Hutcherson added that Lawrence, who's known for no-holds-barred public persona, was always a little "gun-shy" about speaking out on such important issues before. But the actor said that he was happy to see her now "using her voice not just to make people laugh."
We'll raise a three-fingered "Hunger Games" salute to that.
[via: MTV News]
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In what was once North America, the Capitol of Panem maintains its hold on its 12 districts by forcing them each to select a boy and a girl, called Tributes, to compete in a nationally televised event called the Hunger Games. Every citizen must watch as the youths fight to the death until only one remains. District 12 Tribute Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has little to rely on, other than her hunting skills and sharp instincts, in an arena where she must weigh survival against love. Read More