Jeremy Renner: craft > pay
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On Monday night it was Drake. Yesterday it was Jeremy Renner. The man’s grey turtleneck – is it a thing?
Jeremy was in New York yesterday to promote a campaign he’s doing with Remy Martin Cognac. (Put a pin in that because we’re coming back to it.) You’ll recall, the Sony leak revealed that on American Hustle, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams were paid less than Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner. If you’ve seen that movie, you know Renner was the least featured of the five primary actors in the film. Bradley has already gone on record to say that he’d be willing to participate in equal pay for equal work.
So Jeremy was asked by Business Insider yesterday what he thinks of the situation and how he might contribute.
"That's not my job," Renner said, while taking part in an intimate press day on Tuesday for the new "One Life/Live Them" campaign he's doing for Rémy Martin Cognac. "I don't know contracts and money and all that sort of stuff," Renner went on to say.
Adding he fully supports actresses receiving equal pay as actors, he said he's more focused on his craft than what everyone is making.
"I'm a performer and I know human behavior. When it comes to that sort of stuff I let other people deal with that," said the two-time Oscar nominee. "I do what I'm good at, that's what I focus on."
I’m not sure “that’s not my job” is the best way to answer this question. Also? Claiming you’re about the craft and not about money when you’re on a PRESS TOUR FOR AN ALCOHOL BRAND …
… probably isn’t the best response either.
Jeremy, you’ll recall, f-cked up earlier this year when he made an off-hand comment about Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow being a “slut” during an Avengers: Age Of Ultron junket interview with Chris Evans. Click here for a refresher. He subsequently apologised, but half-ass.
Really not all that articulate on women, is he?