Jennifer Lawrence gets paid double than her male co-star
Nirapad News : She may have been famously short changed by studio execs over American Hustle, but Jennifer Lawrence is set to have the last laugh with her latest role.
The Hunger Games star will earn $20million for her role in upcoming film Passengers – twice what male lead Chris Pratt will make – according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The sum puts her into an exclusive group of Hollywood high earners, alongside the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper and Robert Downey Jr – all of whom can still command large fees for their projects.
Jennifer will be the first woman to break the gender pay gap.
Last year the 24-year-old star found herself at the forefront of a bitter row over Hollywood’s gender pay gap after an email from the Sony hack revealed she was paid less than her male co-stars for Oscar nominated hit American Hustle.
Email exchanges between studio execs showed that Lawrence and Amy Adams- who both received Oscar nods for their performances- received 7% shares of the film’s profits while the director and the three male leads- Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale and Jeremy Renner- received 9%.
The leak sparked fury amongst prominent female stars including Charlize Theron who revealed recently that she insisted on being paid the same as her co-star Chris Hemsworth in Snow White and the Huntsman.
Sony risked further criticism and embarrassment by trying to barter down the $20million for Jennifer’s next role due to fears over the film’s profitability, according to reports.
But her agent has described the deal as “watertight” as fans are eager to see her star in the flick.
It just proves the point, you don’t mess with Katniss.