Emma Stone’s appearance in Damien Chazelle’s musical La La Land allowed her to generate more than impressive income. In 2017, Ms Stone has topped the Forbes list ranking the highest-paid actresses.
Emma Stone will never forget the year 2017 when she reached the top of her career – the young actress won the Best Actress Oscar statuette in February as well as became the highest-paid performer of 2017.
In other words, Emma Stone has dethroned Jennifer Lawrence who had topped the list for two years running. The musical La La Land allowed Stone banked a total of $26 million before tax over the 12-month scoring period held by Forbes.
“If my male co-star, who has a higher quote than me but believes we are equal, takes a pay cut so that I can match him, that changes my quote in the future and changes my life,”
2017 Forbes list of the highest-paid actress: top five
The highest-paid actors of 2017 will be revealed next week.
So far, we know that ex-wife of Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, is in 2nd place ($25.5m) while Ms Lawrence is number three this year ($24m). Her deals with Emirates Airlines, Smartwater, and Aveeno as well as her role in upcoming film The Yellow Birds.
In 2016, Lawrence topped the list last year with $46m. This year’s income was generated mostly from her Dior deal and her role in Darren Aronofsky’s forthcoming psychological horror mother!.
Melissa McCarthy and Mila Kunis are taking fourth and fifth positions respectively.