Jennifer Lawrence has expressed frustration with the gender pay gap in Hollywood after receiving reports she was making $5 million less than Leonardo DiCaprio Don’t look up.
The actors starred together in Adam McKay’s satirical comedy, which was released in late 2021. The film focused on two scientists trying to warn the world of an approaching comet that has the potential to destroy all of humanity.
Previously, Lawrence has spoken out in favor of pushing for her name to be billed at the top of the film’s promotion to reflect that she is the first person to be named on set’s call log.
However, it was also reported that she made $25m (£21.6m) for the film, compared to DiCaprio’s $30m (£26m) – which is 83 cents on his dollar.
In a new interview with FashionLawrence is said to be aware that all actors are “overpaid” for their level of fame and achievement, but concedes the difference is still “annoying.”
“It doesn’t matter how much I do. I still don’t get paid as much as this guy because of my vagina?” she said of the general discrepancy.
This isn’t the first time Lawrence has faced a gender pay gap in the entertainment industry.
When Sony Pictures’ computers were hacked in 2014, it turned out that she was paid significantly less than her male co-stars for the film American hustle.
Elsewhere in the interview, which was published Tuesday (September 6), Lawrence revealed her baby son’s name for the first time and spoke about planning to have an abortion in her 20s before suffering a miscarriage.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/jennifer-lawrence-pay-gap-leonardo-dicaprio-dont-look-up-pay-b2161526.html Jennifer Lawrence opens up about the gender pay gap after making “$5 million less” than Leonardo DiCaprio for Don’t Look Up