Celebs who've spoken out about the gender pay gap

Jennifer Lawrence speaks out on pay discrepancy with Leonardo DiCaprio for 'Don't Look Up' (2021)

Stars Insider

08/09/22 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Gender pay gap

Equal pay for men and women has been in the headlines for the past years. And even if we've come a long way, wage inequality is still an issue to this day. Hollywood is no exception, and they have also proven to struggle with salary disparities, with many celebrities taking a stand.

Jennifer Lawrence is never afraid to say it like it is and has spoken out on the gender pay gap between male and female actors in Hollywood in the past, even writing an open letter on the subject. When it was revealed that the A-list actress would earn less than her co-star Leonardo DiCaprio for the 2021 movie 'Don't Look Up' (US$25 million to his US$30 million), fans were expecting more of a reaction. At the time of its release, Lawrence simply said, "Look, Leo brings in more box office than I do. I'm extremely fortunate and happy with my deal," but acknowledged that it's very uncomfortable to inquire about equal pay as an actress. "You're told it's not gender disparity but they can't tell you what exactly it is."

In a September 2022 interview with Vogue, Lawrence expressed a little more exasperation on the issue. She acknowledged that all actors at her level are overpaid, but said that the discrepancy still hurts. "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?” 

Click through the gallery and read what these celebrities had to say about the wage-gap issue.

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