Carey Mulligan praises Jennifer Lawrence

Carey Mulligan is impressed with Jennifer Lawrence for starting a discussion about the pay-gap in Hollywood.

Carey Mulligan praises Jennifer Lawrence

Carey Mulligan has praised Jennifer Lawrence for speaking out against the pay-gap in Hollywood.

Jennifer, 25, wrote about making less money than her male co-stars in the op-ed, 'Why Do I Make Less Than My Co-Stars,' which she penned for Lena Dunham's newsletter Lenny Letter and Carey, 30, is thrilled that the Oscar winner is using her position to help other women.

She told Deadline: "I think it's a good thing for someone like Jennifer to speak out; it means an awful lot to women. Sure, there's been cynicism toward her speaking out and the fact that she makes a lot of money, but she is completely and selflessly rising above that. [The discrepancy] is inherently unfair and she has an enormous platform to speak out against it. "Men in Hollywood look up to her because she is powerful. She's using that platform to correct something that isn't right. It''s a long overdue conversation and it's admirable what she has done. This is an age-old issue that's in every part of society."

Carey's comments come after Kate Winslet, 40, called discussions about pay "vulgar" and Jennifer's 'American Hustle' co-star Jeremy Renner, 44, insisted "it's not [his] job" to help actresses negotiate their salaries.

However, Jennifer's frequent collaborator Bradley Cooper, 40, praised her for speaking out about the gender pay gap in the movie industry and insisted he was more than willing to help resolve the issue.

He added: "Usually you don't talk about the financial stuff, you have people. But you know what? It's time to start doing that."

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