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

The issue of fair payment extends beyond the concerns of ordinary individuals; even celebrities are experiencing the impact of unequal salaries. Two years after the release of "Don't Look Up" on Netflix, a film that stirred both admiration and criticism, it was revealed that there was more to the story than met the eye.

During a period when the gender pay gap problem was gaining significant attention in Hollywood, Jennifer Lawrence brought the issue to light by disclosing the substantial disparity in her earnings compared to Leonardo DiCaprio. This difference was not a trifling matter; it amounted to a staggering $5 million.

One might argue that it seems absurd for highly compensated actors to discuss salary discrepancies, especially in the midst of a widespread cost-of-living crisis. However, the amount in question is substantial and cannot be dismissed lightly.

Jennifer Lawrence, known for her role in "The Hunger Games," acknowledged that while actors are indeed well-paid, the pay gap issue highlights a broader problem related to gender inequality. Despite both actors playing pivotal roles as scientists trying to warn the world about an impending comet that threatens humanity in Adam McKay's comedy film, their compensation was far from equal. According to a Variety report on the salaries of top movie stars, Lawrence received $25 million for her role, while DiCaprio earned $30 million.

In an interview with Vogue for the October 2022 issue, Lawrence expressed her dissatisfaction with the pay gap, emphasizing that it deeply troubled her.
She exclaimed, "No matter how much I accomplish, my pay will always be less than that guy's, just because I'm a woman?"

This incident isn't the first time Jennifer Lawrence has faced glaring pay disparities compared to her male colleagues. In 2014, during the Sony Pictures hack, it was exposed that Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper earned more than Amy Adams for their roles in American Hustle.

Amidst the Hollywood gender pay gap scandal, Lawrence wrote an essay, reflecting, "When the Sony hack occurred and I discovered I was earning significantly less than men, I didn't direct my anger at Sony. I directed it at myself."

Addressing rumors linking her romantically with Harvey Weinstein, Lawrence clarified her stance in an interview with Vogue, responding to Weinstein's claims of a relationship.
Weinstein, the producer of "The Silver Linings Playbook," in which Lawrence starred, is currently serving a prison sentence following his conviction for rape and sexual assault.

In a lawsuit against him in 2018, Weinstein reportedly boasted about a relationship with Lawrence, allegedly saying, "I slept with Jennifer Lawrence and look where she is; she has just won an Oscar."

However, Lawrence vehemently denied these claims at the time and reiterated her denial during a session of 73 Questions with Vogue. When asked about the most 'bizarre' rumor she had ever heard about herself, she responded, "That I had a sexual relationship with Harvey Weinstein."

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