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How Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Character Inspired Her To Fight Gender Pay Gap

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When Jennifer Lawrence spoke out last month about her disappointment and intolerance towards the gender pay gap in Hollywood, her fans and colleagues stood behind her in a generously supportive capacity. And now, Lawrence admits that it took a little pull from her inner-Katniss to speak up.

Per Lena Dunham's newsletter, Lenny, Lawrence recalled her role on American Hustle, which received a handful of Oscar nods two years ago.

"When the Sony hack happened, and I found out how much less I was being paid than the lucky people with dicks, I didn't get mad at Sony," she penned. "I got mad at myself...I didn't want to seem 'difficult' or 'spoiled.'"

Fellow colleagues, Emma Watson in particular, applauded Lawrence's brave remarks. "O Jennifer Lawrence I love you so. X," she shared on Twitter. Watson later quoted her friend as saying, "I'm over trying to find the 'adorable' way to state my opinion."

Before the world premiere of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 in Berlin, the 25-year-old revealed to Reuters this week that her famous character Katniss influenced her newsletter approach.

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"I don't see how I couldn't be inspired by this character, I mean I was so inspired by her when I read the books, it's the reason I wanted to play her," she elaborated.

"So, I think it would be impossible to go four years with this character and not be inspired by her."

Katniss, an overwhelming force throughout the franchise, has been an emotional journey in itself for Lawrence, who is starring in the final installment coming out this year.

"I wanted her to be a warrior right away," Lawrence confessed. "I wanted here to want to be a leader. I had to keep my own personal emotions about her situation out of my performance."

You can read Lawrence's original pay gap essay hereThe Hunger Games: Mockingly - Part 2 hits theaters November 20th.

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