The actor and comedian has added to Jennifer’s comments about unfair pay for women in Hollywood, compared to their male counterparts, insisting that it is even more of a problem when race is brought into the equation.
While being interviewed for a profile of female comic Leslie Davis in The New Yorker, Chris says: “Black women have the hardest gig in show business.
“You hear Jennifer Lawrence complaining about getting paid less because she’s a woman- if she was black, she’d really have something to complain about.”
Jennifer made her comments back in October, after leaked emails from executives at Sony revealed that her male co-stars in ‘American Hustle’ were earning more money than she was.
She wrote in Lena Dunham’s Lenny newsletter: “When the Sony hack happened and I found out how much less I was being paid than the lucky people with dicks, I didn’t get mad at Sony. 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.”
In addition to the hacked Sony emails - which revealed that Jennifer and Amy Adams were earning 2% less than the men they were working alongside in 'American Hustle' - figures published by Forbes in August showed that the top-earning actresses in Hollywood collectively received less than a third of what male stars were paid.