Amy Adams On The Hollywood Wage Gap: “I Knew I Was Being Paid Less”
The Hollywood gendered wage gap has been the talk of the town since Jennifer Lawrence‘s open letter on the issue last October when she discovered that she was being paid less than her male costars in American Hustle, and was recently re-fueled by the Sony hack and Patricia Arquette‘s Oscar speech.
Now, Amy Adams, the other female lead from American Hustle is speaking out as well. In an interview with British GQ Adams explained that she knew she was being paid less and although “still agreed to do it because the option comes down to do it or don’t do it.” She explained, “You just have to decide if it’s worth it for you. It doesn’t mean I liked it.”
Still, the Enchanted star said she was very proud of Lawrence, especially praising “that it was not necessarily about getting paid, or not getting paid… It’s like [women] have been conditioned to not be controversial, to not cause problems. It’s about finding your voice.”
See Adams in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice to hit theaters on March 25.