In a conversation with Business Insider on Tuesday, the 44-year-old was asked by a reporter if he would "be willing to negotiate alongside his female co-stars on future projects."
"That's not my job," said Renner. "I don't know contracts and money and all that sort of stuff."
Though he added he does support equal pay for actresses, Renner unfortunately elaborated on his answer:
"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."
Talks of helping female co-stars negotiate their salaries comes on the heels of Jennifer Lawrence's recent "Lenny Letter" essay. Lawrence, the highest paid female actress in Hollywood, wrote about being compensated less than her male "American Hustle" co-stars, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper.
Just a few days ago, Cooper spoke to Reuters saying he not only supported JLaw's essay, he said he's started teaming up with female actresses to negotiate pay.
"I don't know where it's changing otherwise but that's something that I could do," said Cooper. "Usually you don't talk about the financial stuff, you have people. But you know what? It's time to start doing that."
Sounds like Renner needs to take a few notes.
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