Jennifer Lawrence has revealed that she is making a documentary television series about the #MeToo movement.
Speaking at an event to promote her new film, Red Sparrow, the actress announced that she was working with former E! News anchor Catt Sadler on the project, but refused to elaborate with further detail: “I wasn’t supposed to announce that but I am,” she said.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that the documentary series, which is currently in the development stages, will investigate “MeToo, Time’s Up and gender wage gap conversations in Hollywood”.
Sadler is well placed to team up with Lawrence on the project – she left her job at US television station E! after discovering that her pay was significantly lower than her co-host, Jason Kennedy.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in January, she revealed that she’d formed a friendship with Lawrence: “Jennifer Lawrence has become a friend of mine — really, a hero of mine. Long before my own experiences, her voice has been an empowering one and one I’ve always admired. To have her in my corner is hard to put into words, to be honest.”
Lawrence has been an active voice in Hollywood on issues of both pay and the Time’s Up movement. She penned an open letter for Lenny following the Sony hack that revealed she had made significantly less than her male co-stars, writing that she had shied away from negotiations in the past for fear of seeming difficult: “At the time, that seemed like a fine idea, until I saw the payroll on the Internet and realised every man I was working with definitely didn’t worry about being “difficult” or “spoiled.”
When her name was recently used by Harvey Weinstein’s defence team, claiming that she’d spoken positively in the past about the disgraced producer, she was quick to object: “Harvey Weinstein and his company are continuing to do what they have always done which is to take things out of context and use them for their own benefit. This is what predators do, and it must stop. For the record, while I was not victimised personally by Harvey Weinstein, I stand behind the women who have survived his terrible abuse.”
Further details are yet to be confirmed about Lawrence and Sadler’s collaboration.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK