Jennifer Lawrence says Katniss Everdeen inspired her to write gender pay gap essay

Last 'Hunger Games' Film Is an Inspiration, Claims Cast
Last 'Hunger Games' Film Is an Inspiration, Claims Cast

Jennifer Lawrence's "The Hunger Games" character Katniss Everdeen inspired her to write the gender pay gay essay for Lena Dunham's Lenny Letter last month.

"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," Reuters reported the actress said at a "Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2" press conference in Berlin on Tuesday.

"So I think it would be impossible to go four years with this character and not be inspired by her," she added.

Also Read:Jennifer Lawrence Is Over Getting Paid Less Than 'Lucky People With Dicks' in Hollywood

On Oct. 13, the actress wrote a blunt op-ed criticizing the pay gap between men and women in Hollywood, writing that higher pay for "the lucky people with dicks" needs to end.

"I'm over trying to the find the 'adorable' way to state my opinion and still be likable," she wrote. "F*** that. I don't think I've ever worked for a man in charge who spent time contemplating what angle he should use to have his voice heard. It's just heard."

See Video:Bradley Cooper Defends Jennifer Lawrence's Attack on Hollywood's Gender Pay Gap

Emma Watson and a lot of women approved of her essay — but a number of men weighing in on the debate on Twitter didn't know why she was complaining after raking in $52 million last year.

As TheWrap previously reported, women throughout the industry are paid at a lower rate than men.

Also Read:Jeremy Renner Says It's 'Not My Job' to Negotiate Alongside His Female Co-Stars

"Across the board at the executive level, it's at least a 20 percent difference between men and women's salaries," said one top female executive at a premium cable network.

"Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2" hits U.S. theaters on Nov. 20.

See more from the "Hunger Games" cast in the gallery below!

More on The Wrap:
"GMA" host Lara Spencer under fire for cozy Donald Trump photo
Joy Behar reveals lone 'Nightmare' of new TLC show
'The Crow' to fly again in March as Relativity signs director Corin Hardy to holding deal