True to Her Pay-Gap Essay, Jennifer Lawrence Has Become a Tough Negotiator

She never takes no for an answer!

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No more Mr. Nice Jennifer Lawrence.

According to the Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab), the pay-gap essayist (opens in new tab) took her own advice and walked away from Sony's Rosie Project when negotiations with the company's chairman ground to a halt.

Sony was reportedly unwilling to offer the same $20 million it was paying J.Law for Passengers—otherwise known as the movie for which J.Law is earning more than Chris Pratt (opens in new tab)—so she lowered her rate to be able to work with Boyhood director Richard Linklater, whom she had brought on. But the deal-making dragged on, so much so that Lawrence was like "I don't want to keep fighting over millions of dollars (opens in new tab) when I could be washing my hands (opens in new tab)."

So she left, Linklater followed, and now we'll never get to see this rom-com as it was meant to be. But at the same time, feminism, knowing your own worth, etc. We're marking it down as a win.

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Chelsea Peng
Chelsea Peng

Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.