Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Will Make $13 Million More than His Female Co-Star in “Jungle Cruise”
It doesn’t appear that actor/former WWE star Dwayne Johnson is stuck between a rock and a hard place. He’s rumored to have cashed out a pretty sweet payday from his upcoming role in Disney’s “Jungle Cruise.” His starring role as Frank is said be earning him $22 million, according to reports. Unfortunately, it’s at the expense of his female co-star, Emily Blunt. Despite both Emily and Dwayne sharing the lead roles in “Jungle Cruise,” Dwayne, 46, will be taking home a whopping $13 million more than Emily, 35. She’ll be earning a healthy, yet skim $9 million for her role as Lily.
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IT’S OFFICIAL. It’s a ways away, but we plant our summer flag early — JULY 24th, 2020. Ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages. My partner in crime, Emily Blunt and I, cordially invite you to join us for THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME. What could possibly go wrong? All aboard.. ? DISNEY’S JUNGLE CRUISE ? ?????
The Rock has proven himself to be a box-office success, earning more than $120 million this year according to Forbes. He’s noted to be the second highest-paid actor in the world, the fifth highest-earning entertainer in the world, and most recently, a Hollywood Walk of Fame honoree.
However, Emily Blunt is a decorated actress. She’s the recipient of Critics’ Choice, BAFTA, and Golden Globe awards. Do these honors not make her worthy of earning more money?
“Black-Ish” actress Tracee Ellis Ross recently encountered the same issue. She had to fight to be paid equally against her co-star, Anthony Anderson during their contract renegotiation. She even threatened to appear less on the show if she wasn’t compensated appropriately. Read her statement below:
Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” premieres in theaters on July 24, 2020.
Written by Miata Shanay