Emily Blunt is making about $13 million less than Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in Jungle Cruise, TMZ reports. Both are A-listers, and both make well-regarded movies, but The Rock has more of a rep for commercial draws (Fast and Furious, Moana), while Blunt is better-known for critically regarded Awards candy (A Quiet Place).
Still, she has had her share of mega-hits, including the current Mary Poppins film, not to mention The Devil Wears Prada, which launched her to super stardom.
Per TMZ, Johnson demanded that the Jungle Cruise pay rate match his 2020 film, Red Notice. Gal Gadot stars in that film as well. No word on whether Gadot’s salary will come close to Johnson’s.
The gender gap in Hollywood is an ongoing issue. Mark Wahlberg got paid $1.5 million for reshoots of All the Money in the World, while his costar Michelle Williams did hers for free.
In Netflix’s The Crown, Matt Smith, who played Queen Elizabeth’s husband Prince Philip, got paid more than Claire Foy who played the Queen.
Amy Adams made less than half what Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale and Jeremy Renner made in American Hustle.