Jeremy Renner Says It’s ‘Not My Job’ to Help Actresses Get Equal Pay

Jeremy Renner acted alongside Jennifer Lawrence in the 2013 film American Hustle and got paid more than her. In response to her Lenny letter about the gender wage gap in Hollywood that Bradley Cooper endorsed, Renner said that it’s ‘not my job” to help his female co-stars negotiate high salaries.

He told Business Insider, “I don’t know contracts and money and all that sort of stuff. I’m a performer and I know human behavior. When it comes to that sort of stuff I let other people deal with that. I do what I’m good at, that’s what I focus on.”

Usually actors and actresses have agents, managers and lawyers to carry out the negotiating in deals. Cooper told Reuters, “Usually you don’t talk about the financial stuff, you have people.”