“Bradley Cooper Pledges to Help Close Hollywood Wage Gap”

“Cooper — who starred alongside Lawrence in films like Silver Linings Playbook, Serena and American Hustle — admitted that he was upset upon learning that the male leads in the latter film — himself, Jeremy Renner and Christian Bale — were all paid significantly more than co-star Amy Adams, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her role. Adams “should have been paid more than everybody,” Cooper said. “She worked every day on that movie and got paid nothing. It’s really horrible actually, it’s almost embarrassing.””

This title is vastly, vastly overstating what he’s going to do — try to let his female co-stars know what his salary is — but I hope it’s a more general call to arms to say ‘this is what it’s like to be decent and actually care about gender equality’. Demonstrating that it’s possible to overcome barriers to learning.