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Jennifer Lawrence: Call me a 'brat'

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Jennifer Lawrence: Call me a 'brat'

Jennifer Lawrence isn't worried about being called a "brat".

The 'Hunger Games' star - who is an advocate for equal rights for women in the film industry - is happy to be referred to by the derogatory term if it means she is "assertive and has a voice".

She said: "Even after I wrote it, I don't remember the website, but they called it 'Jennifer Lawrence's bratty display.' And I was like, 'Thank you for completely making my point.' If a woman speaks up, is assertive and has a voice, she's going to be called 'a brat.' I don't see a man being called 'a brat.'"

The 25-year-old actress recently penned an essay about women's rights but insists she only did it to address her "own fears" rather than make comments about the wider industry.

Speaking at a press conference, she is reported by USA Today as saying: "I hoped to just write about my own fears of how am I going to be portrayed? Or how am I going to look? How will people judge me? Obviously the men in the movie don't think that way."

During her essay, she wrote about the pay gap between herself and "people with d***s".

She wrote: "When the Sony hack happened and I found out how much less I was being paid than the lucky people with d***s, 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. (I told you it wasn't relatable, don't hate me)."