The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Actress Roundtable introduced collectively main girls Jennifer Lawrence, Allison Janney, Mary J. Blige, Emma Stone, and Saoirse Ronan for a dialogue that included frank discuss Hollywood and their experiences within the business.
As a part of that dialog, Lawrence recalled an occasion the place she stood up for herself on set and felt her “job was threatened” as a result of she spoke up.
Lawrence revealed she’d been branded “unruly” and “difficult” for calling out a director for talking to her inappropriately. “I finally made the decision to stand up for myself, and then I went to go to the bathroom at work and one of the producers stopped me and was like, ‘You know, we can hear you on the microphone, you’ve been really unruly,’” recounted Lawrence. “Which was not true, but basically my job was threatened because the director said something f–ked up to me and I said, ‘That’s sick, you can’t talk to me like that,’ and then I was punished, and I got afraid that I wasn’t going to be hired again.”
Emma Stone jumped in on the conversaion, noting that one of these state of affairs leads to actresses being branded “difficult.”
“I was called difficult and a nightmare,” added Lawrence. “I think a lot of people aren’t coming forward because they’re afraid they’re not going to work again. You need to be able to say, ‘This is wrong’ and have somebody do something about it instead of saying, ‘Oh, it’s wrong? Well, you’re fired.’”
Lawrence and her fellow actresses talked at size about gender inequality in Hollywood and the world extra broadly, whereas additionally particularly addressing their present roles which have them receiving main awards buzz.
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