Jennifer Lawrence Paid $20 Million For ‘Passengers’; Man Who Hacked JLaw’s Nude Photos Pleads Guilty

Jennifer Lawrence is close to shutting down Hollywood’s wage gap, according to Maxim. The 26-year-old Hunger Games actress has grabbed Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s crown as the top-earning actor in Hollywood. But for how long?

It has recently been reported that Jennifer Lawrence received $20 million upfront for her role in sci-fi film Passengers, making her $1 million more successful than The Rock, who recently received $19 million for his upcoming Jumanji remake.

However, that’s not enough for Jennifer Lawrence to rest on her laurels and celebrate the win, because The Rock is attached to five more projects from 2016 through 2017, including Fast 8. Lawrence, meanwhile, will be seen in two other projects in that same period.

In fact, The Rock has already made about $20 million more than Jennifer Lawrence overall in 2016. So female actors in Hollywood have yet to show their teeth and give a rebuff to eliminate the deplorable Hollywood wage gap.

The project that made Jennifer Lawrence feel victorious for at least some time is Passengers, in which the actress plays alongside Chris Pratt, according to Wired. Lawrence and her co-star play intergalactic travelers who become trapped in the massive spaceship Avalon during the 120-year hibernation.

Columbia Pictures recently released the first trailer, in which Jennifer Lawrence and Pratt share a passionate kiss. Apart from that, the trailer shows how Lawrence and Pratt’s characters had a great time aboard before their hibernation was interrupted.

The trailer also shows Michael Sheen’s character, a robotic bartender who pours drinks to Jennifer Lawrence and Pratt. And while it sure seems like a dream come true — being trapped with Sheen-bartender on a massive vessel — it’s not so fun for the main characters because their vessel is massively malfunctioning.

In fact, that spaceship has lots of challenges for Jennifer Lawrence and Pratt’s characters, as they will have to go through intense space-walks and battle gravity. The film is directed by Morten Tyldum, best known for his famous directing work in Oscar-nominated The Imitation Game.

Passengers starring Jennifer Lawrence is somewhat as a surprise for the 21st-century movie industry, as it has big ambitions while not based on any best-selling book, it’s not a remake or reboot, and it’s not part of any YA franchise.

The film’s budget is reported to be $120 million, which includes a whopping $20 million for Jennifer Lawrence’s pocket. The film hits theaters on December 21.

Watch the trailer here.

In other news, an American man has finally pleaded guilty to hacking the email accounts of such female celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and many others, according to NBC News. A man from Illinois pleaded guilty to illegally gaining access to nude photos of the female celebrities.

As a result of the massive hack, Edward Majerczyk obtained juicy photos and other private data from over 300 victims that included high-profile celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Upton, and soccer player Hope Solo.

Majerczyk targeted his victims with hacks in the period between November, 2014, and August, 2014. Earlier this month, the 29-year-old man pleaded guilty to one felony charge of unauthorized access to obtain information.

According to court documents, Majerczyk didn’t mention the names of his victims, but Jennifer Lawrence, Dunst, and Upton all have addressed the nude photos hack in their past interviews.

In her 2014 interview with Vanity Fair, Jennifer Lawrence said the massive leak of nude photos, including a few of her own, is not a “scandal,” it’s a “sex crime.”

“It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting.”

In fact, Jennifer Lawrence also added that she thinks even those who viewed the photos should be held responsible for their actions.

[Featured Image by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images]

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