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Jennifer Lawrence Says ‘Hunger Games’ Character Inspired Her Pay Gap Essay

Jennifer Lawrence: Katniss Inspired Her Essay
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Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence revealed the inspiration behind her viral essay about Hollywood gender inequality: Katniss Everdeen.

Lawrence attributed her feelings to her “Hunger Games” character’s influence at a Berlin press conference for the latest installment in the franchise, “Mockingjay – Part 2,” according to Reuters.

“I don’t see how I couldn’t be inspired by this character, I mean I was so inspired by her when I read the books, it’s the reason I wanted to play her,” Lawrence said.

“So I think it would be impossible to go four years with this character and not be inspired by her.”

Lawrence’s essay — titled “Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Co-Stars?” — made quite a splash when it appeared in Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter newsletter, earning support from the likes of Emma Watson and Bradley Cooper.

“Could there still be a lingering habit of trying to express our opinions in a certain way that doesn’t ‘offend’ or ‘scare’ men?” Lawrence wrote in the essay.

She added, “I’m over trying to find the ‘adorable’ way to state my opinion and still be likable! F— that.”

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2” bows in theaters on Nov. 20.