Actress Jennifer Lawrence has addressed concerns about being paid less than co-star Leonardo DiCaprio by saying that she is OK with the wage gap because Leo brings in more viewers than she would. 

Rumored to be making $5 million less than her co-headliner in the 2021 comedy "Don’t Look Up," Lawrence has said that she is not too bothered about the pay disparity between her and DiCaprio since she believes that he would bring in more box office than her, according to Vanity Fair

However, she clarifies that this does not mean that she is against gender-equal pay with her co-stars, saying that in different circumstances, she would want to be equally paid with her male co-lead, the New York Daily News reported. 

“I’m extremely fortunate and happy with my deal. But in other situations, what I have seen—and I’m sure other women in the workforce have seen as well—is that it’s extremely uncomfortable to inquire about equal pay. And if you do question something that appears unequal, you’re told it’s not gender disparity but they can’t tell you what exactly it is,” Lawrence said.

However, she believes that she got a better version of the deal when DiCaprio gave her the top billing of the movie, meaning that her name will appear before DiCaprio in the credits of the upcoming 2021 star-studded comedy "Don’t Look Up."

“Leo was very gracious about it. I think we had something called a ‘Laverne & Shirley,’ which is this billing they invented where it’s an equal billing. But I guess maybe somewhere down the line, I kicked the stone further, like, ‘What if it wasn’t equal?’” she said, regarding the matter.

Lawrence and DiCaprio’s new film together, "Don’t Look Up," is written and directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Adam McKay, known for directing popular Will Ferrell movies "Anchorman" and "Talledega Nights," as well as political dramedy "Vice."

The film will be released in theaters on Dec. 10, 2021, and in Netflix on Dec. 24, 2021.

content-pixie-6DhFyA4JLsc-unsplash Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence has addressed the pay gap between her and co-star Leonardo DiCaprio, saying that she is OK with it because of the box office he brings. This is a representational image. Stephane Cardinale/Corbis via Getty Images