J-law’s Big Pay­day

Jen’s the top-earn­ing ac­tress of the year and she’s do­ing it for the girls!

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Jen­nifer Lawrence is prob­a­bly walk­ing around with a pretty big smile on her face this week. That’s be­cause the 26-year-old ac­tress has been re­vealed as the high­est-paid ac­tress of the past year, rak­ing in £34 mil­lion ac­cord­ing to the an­nual Forbes sur­vey – the se­cond time she’s clinched the top spot.

This means that Jen’s earned £3,935 per hour over the last year, even while sleep­ing. That’s in large part thanks to her role as Kat­niss in The Hunger Games fran­chise as well as an ad­vance for new flick Pas­sen­gers due out later this year. *Round of ap­plause*

It comes less than a year af­ter J-law penned the es­say: ‘Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Co-stars?’ in which she ad­mit­ted ‘fail­ing as a ne­go­tia­tor’ af­ter it was re­vealed she made two per cent less than her Amer­i­can Hus­tle male co-stars, in­clud­ing Bradley Cooper, 41.

Sadly, it doesn’t mean the gen­der pay gap doesn’t ex­ist. While there’s an 18 per cent dif­fer­ence in pay be­tween men and women in the UK, in the US it’s much more – and it’s good to see Jen paving the way for equal pay.

Plus, it’s good news for di­ver­sity in the film in­dus­try with Chi­nese ac­tress Fan Bing­bing, 34, mak­ing the Top 30 for the first time. It’s a long way off bril­liant, but we’re get­ting there. Well done to the women of Hol­ly­wood for stand­ing their ground!

‘I’m over try­ing to find the “adorable” way to state my opin­ion and still be like­able,’ J-law says. ‘F**k that.’ Jen, we couldn’t agree more.

Jen’s earned £3,935 per hour over The Last year, even while sleep­ing

Lend us a fiver, Jen? Please...

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