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Jennifer Lawrence wishes she did this one thing early on in her career

9The FIX logo 9The FIX 11/09/2017
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Despite being one of Hollywood's most bankable stars, Jennifer Lawrence is fully aware of her need to stand up for herself. 

While promoting her film Mother! at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, the 27-year-old Oscar winner was asked what advice she would give her younger self, and her answer was textbook J-Law.

"Make sure you know how much everyone else is getting paid before you say, 'Yes'," she said while laughing to her costars and director boyfriend Darren Aronofsky.

It's not the first time the actress has spoken about her experience of Hollywood's gender pay disparity. In 2014, following the Sony Pictures hack, it was revealed Jennifer was paid considerably less than her American Hustle co-stars Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper.

"When the Sony hack happened and I found out how much less I was being paid than the lucky people with di-ks, I didn't get mad at Sony. I got mad at myself," she wrote in an essay for Lena Dunham's Lenny Letter. "I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early."

She went on to say that there was an element of "wanting to be liked" that influenced her to close the deal without a fight.

Since then, she's been extremely vocal on the issue, in hope it will create change.

While promoting the psychological thriller in the UK, the actress also discussed the devastating hurricanes in Texas and Florida, specifically, in relation to climate change.

"You know, you’re watching these hurricanes now, and it’s really hard, especially while promoting this movie, not to feel Mother Nature’s rage and wrath," she said.

Jennifer, who is a vocal critic of Donald Trump, pointed out that now more than ever individuals need to exercise their democratic rights.

"It’s also scary to know that climate change is due to human activity, and we continue to ignore it," she said, "and the only voice that we really have is through voting."

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