It was hard not to notice the elephant in the room during the Red Sparrow London media call.
It was hard not to notice the elephant in the room during the Red Sparrow London media call. Joel C Ryan/AP

Photo that exposes Hollywood

A LONDON photo call for the cast of new Jennifer Lawrence spy thriller Red Sparrow is getting a lot of attention - but not for the reason they'd hoped.

Pictures from the media call show Lawrence flanked by Red Sparrow co-stars Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons, Matthias Schoenaerts and director Francis Lawrence, on a balcony of London's Corinthia Hotel.

Notice anything? The UK is still in the middle of winter at the moment, with maximum London temperatures this week hovering around 3-9C.

In short, it's really bloody cold, and Lawrence's male colleagues dressed accordingly, bundled up in shirts, boots, jumpers and warm, buttoned-up overcoats.

And then there was Lawrence, no doubt freezing her arse off in a plunging Versace dress complete with thigh-high split.

Actress Jennifer Lawrence poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Red Sparrow' in London, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.
Actress Jennifer Lawrence poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Red Sparrow' in London, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Joel C Ryan/AP

Of course, nobody is suggesting Lawrence - an Oscar-winning actor worth an estimated $140 million - was forced to dress the way she did, or was denied access to warmer clothing.

But the contrast between the exposed actor and her rugged up male colleagues became a topic of discussion on social media, who noted the "quietly depressing" double standard at play.

 

 

Women in Hollywood certainly have enough hazards to look out for - hello, Harvey Weinstein - but it appears you can now add hypothermia to the list. No wonder Lawrence just announced she's taking a year-long break from acting.


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