Jennifer Lawrence reacted when she lost the salary with Leonardo DiCaprio

Jennifer Lawrence believes that she has to receive a lower salary than Leonardo DiCaprio just because she is a woman. The actress’s statement is receiving mixed reactions.

It’s been more than a year since the black comedy “Don’t Look Up” directed by Adam McKay was released on Netflix, but the information surrounding it still becomes a matter of discussion until now.

Recently, a source from Unilad newspaper said that Jennifer Lawrence was unhappy because she discovered that Leonardo DiCaprio received a salary of 30 million USD, 5 million USD more than her, when they both starred in “Don’t Look Up”. ”.

Play the role of two astronomers Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), who accidentally discover an asteroid about to crash into Earth, which could lead to the end of the world.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence are in the Top 10 actors with the highest salaries in Hollywood in 2021.

They are talented actors so receiving 25-30 million USD for a role is considered worthy.

Jennifer Lawrence is a star who won an Oscar for Best Actress for the movie “Silver Linings Playbook” in 2013.

Meanwhile, Leonardo DiCaprio is the most famous actor in Hollywood. Not only did he win the Oscar for Best Actor in 2016, Leo was also known as a “box office guarantee”. Rarely have any projects he participated in failed in revenue in recent decades.

However, Jennifer Lawrence is dissatisfied with this salary. Previously, in an interview with Vogue magazine in October 2022, Lawrence also mentioned being paid less than Leo: “The problem is that no matter how hard I try, I can’t get paid as much as him. Because I’m a woman or what?”.

However, the fact that Jennifer Lawrence lost $5 million in salary to Leonardo DiCaprio received mixed reactions.

The audience said that, on behalf of many female actors, Jennifer spoke up about gender discrimination in Hollywood as a good thing. However, comparing her salary to Leo’s is lame.

Many opinions point out that, in fact, Leonardo DiCaprio has more seniority, position and commercial value than Jennifer Lawrence.

Since his lifetime role in “Titanic” (1997) – the film with the 4th highest box office revenue in world cinema history, receiving 14 nominations and winning 11 Oscars – Leonardo DiCaprio has become a top Hollywood star. .

Director Quentin Tarantino once revealed that Leonardo can almost choose to star in any movie he wants, because he is the guarantee of box office revenue.

Leonardo still stands at the top without participating in any “superhero universe” or movie brand, because he himself is already the most valuable brand.

President of Sony Studios, Tom Rothman, also commented: “Leonardo’s brand is excellence.”

This is not the first time Jennifer Lawrence has caused controversy over her statements.

Late last year, in an interview with Variety, Jennifer shocked everyone when she proudly affirmed that she was the first woman to star in an action movie (The Hunger Games). Thereby, the actress mentioned the issue of gender discrimination in Hollywood when men are always given more importance.

But her sharing received a lot of criticism. The audience said that the Oscar-winning star was overconfident and told the truth. Before Jennifer Lawrence, Hollywood had many excellent “women” such as Sigourney Weaver in “Alien”, Angelina Jolie in “Salt”, Uma Thurman in “Kill Bill”…

Some viewers also pointed out that when filming “Passengers” with Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence was paid $8 million more than her male co-star. But now, Jennifer Lawrence uses the salary issue to talk about the issue of “feminism”.

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