Turns out Katniss Everdeen stills makes WAY less money than Tony Stark.
Jennifer Lawrence and Robert Downey Jr. starred in the two most lucrative franchises this year - Hunger Games and Iron Man, respectively. That being said, when you look at their individual salaries, the disparity is obvious.
Jennifer Lawrence made $52 million in the last year.
Robert Downey made $80 million in the last year.
What's up with that?!
This is not to say that Lawrence isn't raking in TONS of money because she definitely is, but it's only 65% of Downey's salary. Other top-earning actresses like Scarlett Johansson and Melissa McCarthy are also earning millions less than their male counterparts like Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.
With the annual release of Forbes top paid actors and actresses it becomes even more clear that this is a systematic problem. Hopefully the influence of well-known actresses in the industry can start some incredibly necessary change. Tons of famous women have been outspoken advocates for equal pay, and they need to keep it up!! They have powerful voices and powerful influences that other women experiencing pay inequality do not.