This Was the Highest-Paid Actress of 2022 – PureWow

We’ve been buzzing about the new Greta Gerwig movie, Barbie, for months. Ever since those initial photos from the set were released, anxious fans have been trying to figure out what exactly this movie will be about (and they’ve even been dressing like the iconic Mattel doll in the meantime). But, there’s a different reason that Barbie is grabbing headlines, because it made Margot Robbie the highest-paid actress in Hollywood in 2022.
Robbie (who fills the role of the titular character) got paid an impressive $12.5 million for her part, the same amount that her co-star, Ryan Gosling, received (which, unfortunately, is still a rarity in Hollywood). Thanks to a ranking released by Variety in July, we learned that this salary makes Robbie the highest paid actress of 2022. Check out the rest of the list below.
Right behind Robbie is Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown, who got an impressive $10 million from Netflix for Enola Holmes 2, the sequel to her 2020 mystery film about Sherlock Holmes’s teenage sister. Brown was tied with Sandra Bullock (who starred in the rom-com The Lost City) and Zendaya (who stars in an upcoming Luca Guadagnino movie Challengers), who each also earned $10 million.
They were followed by Lady Gaga, who got $10M for signing on as Harley Quinn in “Joker 2,” and Jennifer Lopez, who made $8.5M for Marry Me. Then, there’s Gal Gadot, who earned $5M for Death on the Nile, followed by Emily Blunt, who received $4M for her part in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming epic, Oppenheimer. And rounding out the list is Jamie Lee Curtis, who got $3.5M for Halloween Ends, and Anya-Taylor Joy, who was paid $1.8M for Furiosa.
However, according to Variety, the top-paid Hollywood actor of 2022 is Tom Cruise, who got a staggering $100 million for Top Gun: Maverick (and that doesn’t even include what he made from box office sales). Second to Cruise is Will Smith, who received $35M for Emancipation, followed by Leonardo DiCaprio, who was given $30M for Killers of the Flower Moon.
While the details of Barbie have been kept very hush-hush, Robbie told British Vogue that the role “comes with a lot of baggage.” However, she said viewers can expect the unexpected. “People generally hear ‘Barbie’ and think, ‘I know what that movie is going to be,’ and then they hear that Greta Gerwig is writing and directing it, and they’re like, ‘Oh, well, maybe I don’t…’”
We know you’re gonna kill it, Margot. Congrats!
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