Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

Arts and Entertainment

Emma Stone Dethrones Jennifer Lawrence As Hollywood's Highest Paid Actress

emmastone.jpg
Stone at the 2017 Academy Awards. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Before you read more...
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

Singing in L.A. traffic is quite the cash cow, it appears: Emma Stone has usurped Jennifer Lawrence's title as Hollywood's highest paid actress, Forbes reports, pulling in a cool $26 million this year. No word yet on where Jimmy Fowlie, who reprises Stone's role as the irrepressible Mia in his drag rendition of the one-woman show from La La Land, falls on the Forbes list, but we can only assume he's up there.

Although Lawrence earned but a pauper's $24 million this year, she and Stone don't appear to be letting paltry money disputes affect their friendship; in a recent Vogue profile of the Hunger Games star, Stone described Lawrence as "just fun" and "a shot of light." Forbes' list of the top five highest paid female actresses also includes Jennifer Aniston (duh), Mila Kunis (hmm) and Melissa McCarthy (bless.)

Stone and Lawrence each have their own coterie of loyal fans, but at the end of the day, I think we can all agree the important thing is that white, slender, conventionally attractive actresses continue to earn lots of money in Hollywood.