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LOS ANGELES — Amy Adams says she knew she was receiving less money than her male “American Hustle’’ co-stars.

The actress told British GQ magazine that she agreed to play a con artist opposite Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner despite being paid less than them for the 2013 film.

Adams’ co-star Jennifer Lawrence wrote in an essay published last year that she blamed herself for failing as a negotiator when she learned from leaked Sony emails that her male co-stars were paid more.

“I knew I was being paid less and I still agreed to do it because the option comes down to do it or don’t do it,’’ Adams said. “So you just have to decide if it’s worth it for you. It doesn’t mean I liked it.’’

Adams and Lawrence were nominated for best actress and best supporting actress Oscars, respectively, for their roles in the film.
“I’m really proud of Jennifer,’’ Adams said. “What I liked is that it was not necessarily about getting paid. ... It’s like we have been conditioned to not be controversial, to not cause problems. It’s about finding your voice.’’

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