Jennifer Lawrence reacts to finding out Leonardo DiCaprio was paid more than her for Don't Look Up

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Jennifer Lawrence is currently promoting her upcoming satirical comedy Don't Look Up, in which she stars alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. In a recent interview the star was asked about the pay disparity between herself and DiCaprio, who is reportedly being paid $5m more than her for the film.

The film follows Lawrence and DiCaprio as two low-level astronomers who embark on a nationwide media tour to try and publicise a giant comet headed towards earth, after their warnings are brushed off by the president and her team.

During a recent interview with Vanity Fair, the Hunger Games star was asked about the reported pay disparity, with the brand claiming that Lawrence was paid $25m for the film while DiCaprio was paid $5m more. While she acknowledged the disparity Lawrence defended the decision, saying there was a legitimate reason for DiCaprios higher wage.

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

"Look, Leo brings in more box office than I do," she told the publication about the news. "I’m extremely fortunate and happy with my deal."

Lawrence then moved onto discussing the issue within the industry in general. "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."

Don't Look Up will be released on Netflix on the 24th December.

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