Black actresses paid much less than Jennifer Lawrence: Chris Rock

Los Angeles, Dec 31 (IANS) Actor Chris Rock says actress Jennifer Lawrence, who has been speaking out against gender pay-gap in Hollywood, has a lot less to complain about the issue than black women actors.

Rock feels that the “Hunger Games” star would have far greater problems in the industry “if she was black”, reports

“Black women have the hardest gig in show business,” Rock told the New Yorker magazine.

“You hear Jennifer Lawrence complaining about getting paid less because she’s a woman – if she was black, she’d really have something to complain about,” he added.

Lawrence wrote an essay in the Lenny newsletter in October slamming the gender pay inequality in Hollywood. The actress, discovered following last year’s Sony hack that she earned less than Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner, her male co-stars in “American Hustle”.

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