Jennifer Lawrence Says She’s ‘Happy’ Despite Pay Gap with Leonardo DiCaprio for Don’t Look Up

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Jennifer Lawrence isn’t upset with her payday for her latest movie, despite making less than her co-star Leonardo DiCaprio.

Although she received top billing for Don’t look up, a report of Variety Earlier this year, it revealed that the actress was paid $ 25 million for the film, which was roughly $ 5 million less than what DiCaprio was paid.

Lawrence, 31, commented on the pay gap in a lengthy cover story for the December issue of Vanity fair.

“Look, Leo brings in more box office than me. I’m extremely lucky and happy with my deal,” she said. “But 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 unequal, you’re told that It’s not a gender disparity, but they can’t tell you what it is exactly. “

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While he didn’t have the highest salary, Lawrence told the magazine that he did ask for billing to reflect that he was at the top of the call sheet. According to Vanity fair, his name appears first in the credits and remains only on screen before joining DiCaprio’s name.

“Leo was very nice about it,” he said of billing. “I think we had something called Laverne & Shirley, which is this billing that they came up with where it’s equal billing. But I guess maybe at some point, I kicked the stone further, like, ‘What if it weren’t equal?'”

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This weekend, Lawrence and DiCaprio joined co-stars Meryl Streep and Jonah Hill in Los Angeles for a Q&A about their film ahead of screenings of Adam McKay’s doomsday comedy.

Don’t look up It will premiere on Netflix on December 24. It will be Lawrence’s first film since 2019 X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

In her cover interview, the expectant mom also talked about spending time away from acting and taking a step back from life in the public eye.

“It was not pumping the quality it should have,” he explained to the outlet. “I think everyone had gotten tired of me. I had gotten tired of me. I had reached a point where I couldn’t do anything right.”

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“If I was walking a red carpet, it was, ‘Why didn’t you run?’

“Working made me feel like no one could be mad at me: ‘Okay, I said yes, we are. Nobody is angry. ‘ And then I felt like I had reached a point where people didn’t just like my existence, “Lawrence added.” So that made me think that work or your career can bring any kind of peace to your soul. “

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