JENNIFER LAWRENCE THE MOST PAID ACTRESS IN THE WORLD
Today, Forbes published its annual list of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses. America’s darling and Hunger Games leading lady Jennifer Lawrence is on the top spot, raking in $52 million pre-tax over twelve months. While Lawrence is well ahead of her colleague—she earned $16.5 million more than follower Scarlett Johansson—she’s still far behind the highest-paid actors in the world. For the third time in a row, Iron Man lead Robert Downey, Jr. was Hollywood’s highest earner with $80 million, and he only appeared in three films since 2014.
Uneven pay is as much of a problem in Hollywood as it is on other fileds as well. Both Lawrence and Charlize Theron hit the front pages at the beginning of the year after the Sony hacks revealed they were both getting paid significantly less than their male costars. The Snow White and the Huntsman actress did not take the slight lying down; Theron reportedly debated a more than $10 million deal to put her on the same footing with her Huntsman costar, Chris Hemsworth. And this year, Lawrence has pursued behind. In June, the 25-year-old actress signed on to star in sci-fi film Passengers alongside Chris Pratt. This time, sources say the Jurassic World star is reportedly set to get a $12 million, while Lawrence will reportedly earn almost double Pratt’s salary—with a $20 million payday. One small step for Hollywood, one giant step for women?