Date: 30th October 2015

Bradley Cooper says 'transparency' needed over Hollywood wage gap.

Bradley Cooper has spoken of the need for "transparency" to help close the gender pay gap in Hollywood.

Cooper's American Hustle co-star Jennifer Lawrence made headlines this month when she wrote about her anger at getting paid less than her male counterparts.

"Putting a microscope on it and having the impact that it's had is a great thing," Cooper said.
"Obviously transparency is necessary in order to help that equilibrium occur."

Cooper plays a head chef trying to regain his reputation in the capital after a downfall caused by drug addiction.

The film reunites him with his American Sniper co-star Sienna Miller, who plays a talented chef taken on by Cooper's character.

Asked about the pay gap issue, Miller said: "It's a conversation that's happening on a global scale in every industry - and it's time that there is transparency and equality. It's insane that there isn't."

Source: Press Release