Jennifer Lawrence Comments On Gender Pay Gap In Hollywood : It Doesn’t Matter How Much I Do

Even though Jennifer Lawrence is one of the highest paid actresses in the world, not just in Hollywood, she still gets a significantly lower pay than her male co-stars in a movie. 

Jennifer Lawrence is a critically and commercially successful actress in Hollywood with some great feathers in her cap when it comes to achievements and performances. 

But this doesn’t stop the Oscar-winning actress from slamming the gender pay gap issues in Hollywood, and she has been consistently voicing her opinions on the matter.

Her recent interview with Vogue, the actress talks about how even through usually actors are ‘overpaid’ this imbalance in pay between genders. 

She said “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?” 

Undoubedly, Lawrence is a force to reckon with, in Hollywood. She is a fourt-time Oscar nominee with numerous awards and titles to her credit. 

Once she also told Vanity Fair before her movie release “I’m extremely fortunate and happy with my deal,” “But in other situations, what I have seen — and I’m sure other women in the workforce have seen as well — is that it’s extremely uncomfortable to inquire about equal pay. And if you do question something that appears unequal, you’re told it’s not gender disparity, but they can’t tell you what exactly it is.”

There has been a persistent gender pay gap between her compensation as compared to male counterparts. 

After Sony Pictures computers got hacked in 2014, it did reveal that what Jennifer Lawrence was paid for American Hustle was way less than her male co-stars. 

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Again the similar thing happened when Vanity Fair reported that she got around $5 million less than Leonardo Di Caprio for the Netflix film Don’t Look Up

Jennifer also talked about her point of view on that, choosing her words carefully in the interview : 

“Look, Leo brings in more box office than I do. I’m extremely fortunate and happy with my deal. But in other situations, what I have seen—and I’m sure other women in the workforce have seen as well—is that it’s extremely uncomfortable to inquire about equal pay. And if you do question something that appears unequal, you’re told it’s not gender disparity but they can’t tell you what exactly it is.”

Jennifer Lawrence is known for her movies such as The Hunger Games, Mother!, Silver Linings Playbook, X-Men, American Hustle and more. 

She was especially part of two major and successful franchises : The Hunger Games and X-Men. 

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Jennifer Lawrence was also the highest-paid actress in the year 2015 and 2016 with her film grossing more than $6 billion worldwide. 

However, her last four movies Passenger, Mother!, Red Sparrow and the X-men film Dark Phoenix turned out to be critical as well as box-office failures. 

On that She told Vanity Fair about how she thought people have got sick of her, and she became tired of pleasing people: 

 “I was not pumping out the quality that I should have,I just think everybody had gotten sick of me. I’d gotten sick of me. It had just gotten to a point where I couldn’t do anything right. If I walked a red carpet, it was, ‘Why didn’t she run?’… I think that I was people-pleasing for the majority of my life. Working made me feel like nobody could be mad at me: ‘Okay, I said yes, we’re doing it. Nobody’s mad.’ And then I felt like I reached a point where people were not pleased just by my existence. So that kind of shook me out of thinking that work or your career can bring any kind of peace to your soul.”

Her last released film was Don’t Look Up with Leonardo Di Caprio streaming on Netflix. 

She is now going to be featured in an upcoming psychological drama film Causeway directed by Lila Neugebauer opposite Brian Tyree Henry. The film is going to release theatrically as well as stream on Apple TV+ on Novemer 4, 2022. 

The actress is also going to portray Mafia information Arlyn Brickman and a talent agent of Hollywood named Sue Mengers in the upcoming film adaptation of the book Mob Girl penned by Teresa Carpenters. 

This untitled biopic film will be directed by Paolo Sorrentino, yet to be reveal more details about the film. 

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