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Jennifer Lawrence admits her frustration at being paid $5m less than Leonardo DiCaprio for Don’t Look Up

Ali Condon

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Jennifer Lawrence admits her frustration at being paid $5m less than Leonardo DiCaprio for Don’t Look Up

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Jennifer Lawrence has revealed her frustration at being paid $5 million (£4.4 million) less than her Don't Look Up co-star Leonardo DiCaprio.

The Hunger Games actor spoke candidly about the gender pay gap she continues to see between her and her male costars.

While Lawrence, 31, noted that top Hollywood actors are already particularly overpaid, the discrepancy is part of a wider issue.

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Jen and Leo were the top names in Adam McKay's comedy film, starring as two scientists who try desperately to warn the world of an approaching comet that's set to wipe out all of humanity.

According to a Variety report on actors' salaries, Lawrence earned $25 million (£21.8 million) for the Netflix film, while DiCaprio made $30 million (£26.1 million), even though Lawrence was the top-billed actor.

Jennifer Lawrence has commented on the pay gap between her and Leonardo DiCaprio. Credit: Hyperstar / Alamy Stock Photo
Jennifer Lawrence has commented on the pay gap between her and Leonardo DiCaprio. Credit: Hyperstar / Alamy Stock Photo

In a recent interview with Vogue, for their October 2022 issue, Lawrence admitted that the pay gap was 'bothersome'.

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She said: "It doesn’t matter how much I do. I’m still not going to get paid as much as that guy, because of my vagina?"

This isn't the first time that Lawrence has been subject to pretty notable pay gaps compared to her male co-stars.

Back in 2014, Sony Pictures computers were hacked into and it eventually emerged that Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper were paid more than her and Amy Adams for the film American Hustle.

When the news of the pay gap leaked at the time, Jennifer penned an essay, writing: "When the Sony hack happened and I found out how much less I was being paid than the lucky people with d**ks, I didn’t get mad at Sony. I got mad at myself."

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Jennifer was the top billed actor in Don't Look Up. Credit: Vogue/YouTube
Jennifer was the top billed actor in Don't Look Up. Credit: Vogue/YouTube

Elsewhere in her interview with Vogue, Lawrence commented on rumours that she had slept with Harvey Weinstein.

Weinstein, who produced The Silver Linings Playbook, is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence after being found guilty of rape and sexual assault, with Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Beckinsale, and Cara Delevingne among the hundreds of women who had stepped forward and accused him.

A 2018 lawsuit against the producer saw Weinstein boast about sleeping with Jennifer Lawrence, allegedly stating: "I slept with Jennifer Lawrence and look where she is; she has just won an Oscar."

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Lawrence, who outright denied the claims at the time, made a point to dismiss the rumour once again during a round of 73 Questions.

When asked what the most 'bizarre' thing she had ever read about herself was, she replied: "That I f***ed Harvey Weinstein."

That'll be the end of that.

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Topics: Celebrity, Film and TV, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence

Ali Condon
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