Jennifer Lawrence Regrets Not Asking for More Money in 'American Hustle'

PHOTO: Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Of America Awards on Jan 24, 2015 in Los Angeles. Steve Granitz/WireImage
Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Of America Awards on Jan 24, 2015 in Los Angeles.

Jennifer Lawrence may be the highest earning actress of 2015, but she is opening up about the gender pay gap in Hollywood, and how she has been personally affected by it.

Lawrence penned an op-ed piece for Lena Dunham's newsletter Lenny, reflecting on the gender pay inequalities in America and specifically referencing the significant pay gap between the actress and her male co-stars in 2013's "American Hustle."

After Sony Pictures Entertainment was hacked in 2014, released documents revealed that Lawrence and female co-star Amy Adams were getting paid much less than their co-stars Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper for the same film.

Lawrence admitted that when she realized that she was getting paid much less she didn't blame the media corporation.

"I didn’t get mad at Sony," wrote Lawrence. "I got mad at myself. I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early. I didn’t want to keep fighting over millions of dollars that, frankly, due to two franchises, I don’t need."

“I would be lying if I didn’t say there was an element of wanting to be liked that influenced my decision to close the deal without a real fight,” Lawrence continued.

The 25-year-old Oscar winner said that she didn’t want to come off as "difficult" or "spoiled" during salary negotiations.

"At the time, that seemed like a fine idea, until I saw the payroll on the Internet and realized every man I was working with definitely didn’t worry about being ‘difficult’ or ‘spoiled,’” Lawrence said.

The actress concluded her essay by stating that she is done trying to find the line between asking for what she wants without coming off as bratty.

"F-- that," wrote Lawrence. "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.”