Jennifer Lawrence Was Paid Less Than Leonardo DiCaprio

“It is extremely uncomfortable to ask about equal pay.”

According to the recent Vanity Fair cover story about Lawrence, she made $ 25 million while he made $ 5 million more than she did, and the magazine also expressed its views on the matter.

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“Look, Leo brings in more box office than me. I’m extremely lucky and happy with my deal,” she replied when asked, before broadening the topic of the gender pay gap in general.

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“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. “

This isn’t the first time an actor has recently spoken out about the pay gap. Kirsten Dunst spoke about the issue in an interview with The Independent, where she revealed that Spiderman Her co-star Tobey Maguire was paid more than she was.

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“The salary disparity between Spider-Man and myself was very extreme,” he said, while noting that “I didn’t even think about it.” But! Too! “You know who was on the cover of the second Spiderman poster? Spider-Man and ME “.

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Read the Vanity Fair story about Lawrence here.

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