EMMA STONE SURPASSES JENNIFER LAWRENCE AS WORLD’S HIGHEST-PAID ACTRESS
La La Land actress Emma stone has claimed the throne of the world’s highest paid actress banking $26 million pre-tax according to Forbes, surpassing Jennifer Lawrence who had been holding the top spot since the past two years.
The actress is said to be enjoying the golden spoon thanks to her performance in La La Land, which garnered rave reviews and grossed more than $445 million at the global box office. Stone will next be seen in “Battle of the Sexes” opposite Steve Carell.
FRIENDS fame Jennifer Aniston was a runner up with $25.5 million. According to The Wrap, “Aniston continues to make millions due to films like the upcoming The Yellow Birds, and endorsement deals with Emirates Airlines, Smartwater and Aveeno”. Jennifer Lawrence, however, has dropped to the third spot. “Most of Lawrence’s paycheck comes from the upcoming Darren thriller “Mother!” and a longstanding Dior endorsement,” the article said.
Emma Watson is the only debutant in this list after her flick “Beauty and the Beast” became the top-grossing movie of the year, having grossed $1.26 billion so far.