Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence revealed some of her struggles in Hollywood. The actress is pictured attending the Governors Awards, on Nov. 11, 2017, in Hollywood, California. Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images

As each day passes more of Hollywood’s elite have come forward to give their opinion on the sexual harassment and assault that has happened behind closed doors in Tinseltown. Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has not been one to shy away from the controversy and recently addressed a time where she was called “difficult” for standing up for herself.

During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Lawrence reflected on a time where she was treated unfairly by a director and her job was put on the line.

The “Mother!” actress shared her experience in Hollywood while responding to Mary J. Blige’s comment about young entertainers who are victims of sexual harassment but aren’t aware that it’s happening.

“Sometimes — I’ve had this happen: I finally made the decision to stand up for myself, and then I went to go to the bathroom at work and one of the producers stopped me and was like, ‘You know, we can hear you on the microphone, you’ve been really unruly,’” she explained.

However, the actress insisted that she was actually well-behaved until the director said something inappropriate to her and threatened her job. “I said, ‘That’s sick, you can’t talk to me like that,’ and then I was punished, and I got afraid that I wasn’t going to be hired again,” she told the publication.

Lawrence then explained that victims shouldn’t have to fear for their livelihood and take harsh treatment in order to stay afloat. “Yeah, I was called difficult and a nightmare. I think a lot of people aren’t coming forward because they’re afraid they’re not going to work again,” she said.

“You need to be able to say, ‘This is wrong’ and have somebody do something about it instead of saying, ‘Oh, it’s wrong? Well, you’re fired.’”

While Lawrence agrees that there is still plenty of work that needs to be done in Hollywood, including equal pay among men and women, it seems like the change will come at a slow and steady pace. Nonetheless, it looks like the actress has every intention of being one of the voices that will make a difference for the generation.