Jennifer Lawrence admits her frustration at being paid less than Leonardo DiCaprio for Don’t Look Up

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Last year, Jennifer Lawrence expressed her frustration with the pay disparity between herself and Leonardo DiCaprio in their film, Don’t Look Up during an interview with Vogue. The movie, directed by Adam McKay, follows two astronomers, portrayed by Lawrence and DiCaprio, who discover a massive comet on a deadly path toward Earth, giving humanity only six months to devise a plan to stop it. 

Despite positive reviews, Lawrence’s comments sparked controversy as she revealed that she was paid five million dollars less than DiCaprio for the film, with a salary of 25 million compared to his 30 million, which she described as “annoying.”

“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?”

Jennifer Lawrence has experienced significant discrepancies in pay compared to her male co-stars in the past. One example is the 2014 Sony Pictures hack, which exposed that Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper were compensated more than Lawrence and Amy Adams for their work on American Hustle. L

Lawrence responded to this news by penning an essay titled “Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Companions?” highlighting the unequal treatment she and other actresses face in the film industry.

“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 also added that she “failed as a negotiator” because she “gave up early.”

But if I’m being honest with myself, I’d be lying if I didn’t say there was a desire to be liked that influenced my decision to close the deal without a real fight. I didn’t want to sound ‘difficult’ or ‘spoiled.’ 

During her interview with Vogue, Jennifer Lawrence addressed rumors about her alleged sexual relationship with Harvey Weinstein, the producer of The Silver Linings Playbook, who is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence after being convicted of r*pe and sexual ass*ult. 

In a 2018 lawsuit against Weinstein, he was reported to have bragged about sleeping with Lawrence, citing her recent Oscar win as proof of his influence. Hundreds of women, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Beckinsale, and Cara Delevingne, have come forward with accusations against him. Lawrence unequivocally denied the claims at the time and reiterated her dismissal of the rumor during a round of 73 Questions.

When asked what the most ‘bizarre’ thing she had ever read about herself was, she replied: “That I f***ed Harvey Weinstein.”