Jennifer Lawrence has defended Leonardo DiCaprio’s higher salary for Don’t look up.
The actress stars alongside DiCaprio in the same billing in the satirical black comedy film directed by Adam McKay (The big bet), which follows two low-level astronomers as they try to warn humanity of an approaching comet that will destroy the planet.
According to Variety, DiCaprio will receive $ 30 million (£ 22.5 million) for the film, while Lawrence will receive $ 25 million (£ 18.7 million), 20 percent less than his co-star.
Speaking of the disparity of Vanity fairLawrence said: “Leo brings in more box office than me. I am very lucky and happy with my treatment.
“In other situations, what I’ve seen, and I’m sure other women in the workforce have seen as well, is that it is extremely uncomfortable to ask about equal pay. And if you question something that seems uneven, they tell you it’s not a gender disparity, but they can’t tell you what exactly it is. “
Lawrence also revealed how he pushed for his name to appear first in the opening credits, after the couple originally had “diagonal billing.”
“I was number one on the call sheet, so … I thought [the credits] it should reflect that, ”Lawrence said. “Leo was very nice about it.”
She added, “I think maybe at some point in the future, I kicked the rock more, like, ‘What if it weren’t the same?'”
The actress recently explained why she decided to steer clear of the limelight, believing she wasn’t “pumping up the quality that she should be” in recent movie appearances.
Along with Lawrence and DiCaprio, Don’t look up stars Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, Cate Blanchett, and Meryl Streep.
Don’t look up It will open in select theaters on December 10. It will premiere on Netflix starting December 24.