'Because of my vagina?': Jennifer Lawrence livid at being paid $5M less than Leonardo DiCaprio for 'Don't Look Up'
Jennifer Lawrence has expressed her anger over the gender pay gap in Hollywood, claiming she will always be paid less "because of my vagina." Lawrence described the pay gap between her and 'Don’t Look Up' co-star Leonardo DiCaprio as "bothersome".
Despite being a top-billed star, Lawrence tells Vogue, “It doesn’t matter how much I do. I’m still not going to get paid as much as that guy, because of my vagina?” The pair starred together in the 2021 Adam McKay comedy about two scientists who warn the world of an approaching comet with the potential to wipe out all human life.
Lawrence, 32, received $25 million for her role while DiCaprio, 47, was paid $30 million, according to Variety. This is not the first time Lawrence has voiced her concerns about the disparity. During Sony’s infamous 2014 hack that led to the leak of confidential studio data, it was revealed Lawrence and Amy Adams were paid less than Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale for 'American Hustle'. “When the Sony hack happened and I found out how much less I was being paid than the lucky people with d**ks, I didn’t get mad at Sony. I got mad at myself,” Lawrence wrote in an essay for Lena Dunham’s Lenny newsletter. The actress had received immense praise for her bold opinions then.
Known for her candor and fierce personality, Lawrence also discussed the recent birth of her baby during the Vogue interview while expressing her fury at the Supreme Court's decision to reverse Roe v Wade. “I remember a million times thinking about it while I was pregnant,” she said. “Thinking about the things that were happening to my body. And I had a great pregnancy. I had a very fortunate pregnancy. But every single second of my life was different. And it would occur to me sometimes, What if I was forced to do this?”
Lawrence revealed that she had gotten pregnant in her 20s and planned on having an abortion until she miscarried. “Get the government out of my snatch. OK?” she said, fired up over the Supreme Court ruling. “It’s too personal to a female’s existence to watch white men debate over uteruses when they from the bottom of their hearts can’t find a clitoris.” Meanwhile, it’s unclear what her pay is for her upcoming biopic based on the life of legendary Hollywood agent Sue Mengers.