Jennifer Lawrence’s $20 Million Paycheck May Be A Victory For Female Stars

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Revenge is a dish best served cold. Just ask Jennifer Lawrence, who is making up for the lower pay she and Amy Adams earned in American Hustle by demanding a much bigger salary for her next Sony film. The Oscar winner has taken a page out of Charlize Theron's playbook by asking for a $20 million paycheck to star opposite Chris Pratt in Passengers, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Pratt, meanwhile, will reportedly earn $10 million for his role in the space-themed love story. That figure could raise, however, should his next blockbuster, Jurassic World, pull in especially strong numbers. According to the article, Lawrence was prepared to give up the role if Sony's new film chief, Tom Rothman, failed to uphold the $20 million paycheck she'd been promised. The fee is a significant boost from the $15 million she's reportedly getting for the upcoming film, Joy.  While J Lawr's successful bargaining surely gives hope to actresses seeking equal pay, it's also expected to benefit male stars, too. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum may now get $20 million each for starring in a third 21 Jump Street film, and they may have a certain Kentucky gal to thank. How do you like them apples?

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