Jennifer Lawrence is one of the most accomplished actresses in Hollywood, having starred in films such as The Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook, and more. However, it seems like she doesn’t get paid as much as she deserves. Lawrence recently called out gender inequality in Hollywood.
In an interview with Vogue, Jennifer Lawrence shared her dissatisfaction with the gender pay gap in Hollywood. She claims she will always be paid less “because of my vagina.” Speaking to the magazine for its October cover story, the Oscar winner said that actors of her level are “often” overpaid, but she still finds the difference “bothersome.”
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?
Her remarks came after it was revealed that she earned $5 million less than Leonardo DiCaprio for the Netflix film Don’t Look Up. The two co-starred in Adam McKay’s 2021 comedy about two scientists who warn the world about an approaching comet that has the potential to wipe out all human life. Despite being the first name on the production call sheet, Lawrence reportedly earned $25 million for the film, compared to DiCaprio’s $30 million.
Lawrence also voiced her anger at the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in her interview with the outlet, while reflecting on the recent birth of her son. “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?
I just worked so hard in the last five years to forgive my dad and my family and try to understand: It’s different. The information they are getting is different [due to them living in Louisville, Kentucky]. Their life is different.
I’ve tried to get over it and I really can’t. I can’t. I’m sorry I’m just unleashing, but I can’t fuck with people who aren’t political anymore. You live in the United States of America. You have to be political. It’s too dire. Politics are killing people.
I don’t want to disparage my family, but I know that a lot of people are in a similar position with their families. How could you raise a daughter from birth and believe that she doesn’t deserve equality? How?
In 2018, the actress said that she was “certainly mistreated” throughout her career, claiming “abusive behavior” from industry executives. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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