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Jennifer Lawrence on wage gap: 'I failed as a negotiator'

(L-R) Actors Jeremy Renner, Elisabeth Rohm, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams accept the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture award for 'American Hustle' onstage during the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 18, 2014 in Los Angeles. Lawrence wrote in an online newsletter Tuesday that she blamed herself for failing as a negotiator when she learned from the leaked Sony emails that her male co-stars were paid more for the film.
(L-R) Actors Jeremy Renner, Elisabeth Rohm, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams accept the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture award for 'American Hustle' onstage during the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 18, 2014 in Los Angeles. Lawrence wrote in an online newsletter Tuesday that she blamed herself for failing as a negotiator when she learned from the leaked Sony emails that her male co-stars were paid more for the film.
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Jennifer Lawrence says she blamed herself for failing as a negotiator when she learned from the leaked Sony emails that her male co-stars were paid more for "American Hustle."

The Oscar-winning actress wrote in an essay for the online newsletter Lenny on Tuesday that she didn't want to fight for millions of dollars, partly because she didn't need the money and partly because she didn't want to come across as "difficult" or "spoiled."

In the thoughtful essay, Lawrence wonders if she's wasted her time trying to be likable while her male counterparts are commended for being fierce. She ultimately concludes that she's "over" finding adorable ways to state her opinion.

Lenny is a recently launched weekly newsletter from Lena Dunham and her "Girls" executive producer Jenni Konner.