Altered on the 21st of August in 2018 at 1:25 PM.
Forbes has recently published their annual list of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. The top earner of the previous year, Emma Stone, who earned $26 million for her outstanding performance in La La Land, has been surpassed by Scarlett Johansson this year with a pre-tax earning of $40.5 million from June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018. Johansson appeared in several movies such as Rough Night, Ghost in the Shell, Isle of Dogs and Avengers: Infinity War. However, Johansson received backlash after announcing her role as a trans character in an upcoming film. Forbes’ list also includes other actresses who made over $10 million in the previous year.
Scarlett Johansson, an accomplished actress, has made a whopping $40.5 million in the past year. Her role as Black Widow in the Avengers franchise contributed largely to her success. Kevin Feige, the Marvel Studios President, acknowledges the high production costs for superhero series, especially the later films that require A-list actors. Despite the costs, Feige believes that having top-notch actors is worth every penny because it elevates the quality of the film.
Although Angelina Jolie’s on-screen appearances have reduced, she still managed to earn a whopping $28 million as an upfront payment for her role in the Maleficent sequel, placing her second on the list.
Jennifer Aniston is a cherished actress among both movie fans and businesses who are keen to have her as their representative. In the last year, she has raked in a whopping $19.5 million, earning her the third spot on the list. With her latest project alongside Reese Witherspoon on Apple TV, Jennifer might even climb higher to the second position next year. Each episode of the show is expected to fetch her $1.25 million, making it a lucrative venture for her.
Forbes reports that the salary of Jennifer Lawrence is undisclosed, but she earns an amount that positions her just below the earnings of actress Aniston. However, she earns more than Reese Witherspoon, who ranks fifth on the list with a salary of $16.5 million.
Reese Witherspoon has had a fantastic run as both the producer and lead actress in the hit show “Big Little Lies”. She has earned an impressive amount of $16.5 million from this project alone.
Getty Cat Blanchett, the talented lead actress of The Ocean’s 8, has earned a staggering $12.5 million in the last 12 months, giving her complete financial independence.
Gal Gadot, the actress who plays Wonder Woman in the eponymous movie, received a considerable sum of $10 million as payment this year, which came as a surprise.