Jen­nifer Lawrence tops list of high­est-paid ac­tresses for 2014

The China Post - - ARTS & LEISURE -

The odds re­ally were in Jen­nifer Lawrence’s fa­vor last year as she raked in US$52 mil­lion, top­ping a rank­ing of the high­est­paid ac­tresses by a wide mar­gin.

The “Hunger Games” star easily sur­passed the US$ 35.5 mil­lion sec­ond- place Scar­lett Jo­hans­son earned over the past 12 months, ac­cord­ing to Forbes mag­a­zine’s an­nual es­ti­mates of the earn­ings of Hol­ly­wood’s top fe­male stars, re­leased Thurs­day.

All told, four women made more than US$ 20 mil­lion from their act­ing and en­dorse­ments, be­fore taxes and fees, while 21 male ac­tors did, un­der­lin­ing a lin­ger­ing pay gap in Tin­sel­town.

Forbes pointed to the dis­crep­ancy in profit cuts be­tween the male and fe­male — in­clud­ing Lawrence — ac­tors in the 2013 film “Amer­i­can Hus­tle” as an ex­am­ple. The male leads were re­ported to have taken home a two per­cent higher cut than the fe­male leads.

The mag­a­zine also noted the lesser num­ber of fe­male lead roles in gen­eral, say­ing it was rarer for women to score the sort of big block­busters that com­mand huge deals won by some male coun­ter­parts, for in­stance Tom Cruise in “Mis­sion: Im­pos­si­ble” or Robert Downey Jr. in “Iron Man.”

Downey Jr. blew away his male coun­ter­parts in Forbes’ rank­ings of the top- paid male stars, re­leased ear­lier this month, rak­ing in US$ 80 mil­lion.

At 25, Lawrence is one of the youngest stars in Hol­ly­wood. She won an Os­car for her role in the 2012 com­edy “Sil­ver Lin­ings Play­book.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Taiwan

© PressReader. All rights reserved.