Jennifer Lawrence is not yet ready for pay parity.
The Oscar-winning actress will be returning to the screen in “Don’t Look Up”, a Netflix comedy. However, her salary is much lower than that of her co-star Leonardo DiCaprio.
She’s perfectly fine with it.
Lawrence stated that her Oscar-winning star co-star deserved better in a new interview with Vanity Fair.
She said that Leo brought in more box office than me, referring to the “Titanic” star.
The 31-year old actress said that she was extremely grateful and happy with her deal. “But in other circumstances, what I have seen (and I’m sure others in the workforce have also seen) is that it can be extremely uncomfortable to ask about equal pay. If you ask about unequal pay, they will tell you that it is not gender discrimination, but can’t give you the exact reason.
According to Variety, DiCaprio will get $30 million and Lawrence $25m for the movie. This means that Lawrence’s fee will be 20% higher.
Lawrence, who was publicly critical of Hollywood’s gender pay gaps in 2015 after she learned that her female co-stars in “American Hustle,” were paid significantly less than Lawrence.
Although she received a lower payout for “The Hunger Games”, her name will still appear in the credits before DiCaprio.
Lawrence shared, “I was number one on the call sheet.” “[Am I okay] being number one on your call sheet?” Yeah. That’s what I believed [the credits] should be.”
She continued, “Leo was very gracious about that.” “I believe we had something called a Laverne & Shirley’, which is the billing they invented that was equal. Maybe I was wrong, but I think I said it a little later.
Adam McKay directs “The Big Short”. “Don’t Look Up,” tells the story of two astronomers trying to warn the public about a potential comet that could cause the destruction of the Earth.
The movie will be available to stream on Netflix starting Dec. 10.