When Jennifer Lawrence penned her thoughtful essay on the wage gap in Hollywood, she wasn't expecting it to become a viral sensation. But, being a celebrity, those things happen.
In the latest issue of Harper's Bazaar, the "Joy" actress talks about the reception to her Lenny letter, admitting that she only focused on the negative feedback.
"I obviously only absorbed the negative. I didn’t pay attention to the positive feedback," she said. "My parents get really upset. They do not like me speaking out about anything political because it’s hard to see your kid take criticism."
But JLaw realized that most of her critics were "people who think women should not be paid the same as men. So I don’t really care what those people think."
The Oscar winner, who acknowledged her privilege in the letter, added, "I try not to be too sensitive to the 'poor rich girl' jokes. I was saying my reality is absolutely fabulous, but it is not the reality of a lot of women in America. That’s what I’m talking about."
In her essay, Lawrence also noted that she's "over trying to find the 'adorable' way to state my opinion and still be likable!" But at the same time, she's decided it's OK to be a people-pleaser sometimes, "if you're smart about it" and you're "getting what's fair."
"You know, I want my employers to be happy. I want to please anyone I’m working for as long as they pay me the appropriate amount," she told the magazine. "I'll make them as happy as they want."
To read more from her interview with Harper's Bazaar, head over to their website or pick up the issue when it hits newsstands on April 19.