Scarlett Johansson is evidently not feeling the pinch of Hollywood’s gender pay gap fiasco as much as other female stars.
In fact, Variety reports that Scarlett Johansson, while she didn’t earn Robert Downey, Jr. money, has done just as well as Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Chris Evans (Captain America) while filming the Avengers franchise.
Scarlett Johansson hasn’t been outspoken when it comes to the Hollywood gender pay gap, and apparently for good reason.
However, Scarlett Johansson clearly wasn’t as shorted as her colleague, Jennifer Lawrence.
Lawrence learned the hard way that she was being taken for a ride and she wasn’t shy when it came to calling out those responsible.
Lawrence wrote, “When the Sony hack happened and I found out how much less I was being paid than the lucky people with d**ks, I didn’t get mad at Sony. I got mad at myself. I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early. I didn’t want to keep fighting over millions of dollars that, frankly, due to two franchises, I don’t need.”
She added, “F*** that. I’m over trying to find the ‘adorable’ way to state my opinion and still be likable! F*** that.”
Yikes. Either Scarlett Johansson just isn’t as bothered by the problem or doesn’t see the problem in her world.
Perhaps it is the latter option since Scarlett Johansson seems to be on equal ground with her fellow Avengers.
Alan Horn, the chairman of Walt Disney Studios, said recently, “Audiences have proven that there’s an appetite and a market for dynamic female leads and female-driven stories, and as an industry, we have a responsibility to create those roles for women and compensate them accordingly.”
What do you think the future holds for women in Hollywood? Do you think leading ladies like Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Lawrence are treated differently than their male counterparts?