Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence has returned from her brief absence from public life in order to complain about the Hollywood “wage gap”, blaming it for the fact that she got paid $5 Million dollars less than co-star Leonardo DiCaprio for Netflix’s Don’t Look Up.
Lawrence has been quiet in the last couple of years, with her most recent film credit being the Adam McKay written and directed 2021 Netflix film and her most notable role before that being her final appearance as Mystique in 2019’s Dark Phoenix.
Don’t Look Up was a supposed climate change satire which saw McKay use the concept of a people ignoring an impending asteroid collision as a metaphor for people in real life who ignore the concept of man-made climate change.
The film, better described as a lecture about climate change which concludes that audiences are morons for not doing enough to stop it, included an ensemble cast that included Jonah Hill, Tyler Perry, Ariana Grande, Cate Blanchett, and Meryl Streep.
During a recent sit down with Vogue Magazine, Lawrence took exception to the fact she only earned $25 Million for the Netflix film compared to DiCaprio’s $30 Million, even implying that her genitalia was the reason she was paid less.
“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?” said Lawrence.
This isn’t the first time Lawrence has brought up her Don’t Look Up paycheck.
Back in December, she talked to Vanity Fair about the fact that DiCaprio was paid more than her – however, her tone at the time was far more understanding of the situation than it is now.
Beginning with a discussion of the fact that her name appeared before DiCaprio’s in the film’s opening credits, Lawrence explained to the magazine, “I was number one on the call sheet. Am I ok with being number one on the call sheet? Yeah. And I thought the credits should reflect that.”
“Leo was very gracious about it,” she continued. “I think we had something called a Laverne & Shirley, which is this billing they invented where it’s an equal billing.”
Interestingly, despite her recent complaints of gender inequality and her admission that DiCaprio was more than amicable to her aforementioned wish for top billing, Lawrence revealed at the time, “But I guess maybe somewhere down the line, I kicked…