Last year, Jennifer Lawrence was named the highest-paid actress in the world for the second time in a row at the ripe old age of 26. But lest she believe she was a shoo-in for that title this year, we have a bit of bad news (for her). Emma Watson is now set to be the highest-paid actress in the world this year thanks to Beauty and the Beast according to the Evening Standard.
Lawrence made $46 million last year, and $52 million the year before. But as Beauty and the Beast passes $1 billion in box office sales, Watson’s about to make it rain. She’s entitled to a portion of the profits from the film as per her contract, which is expected to be more than $18.9 million, the Standard reports. She was already paid a fee of $2.5 million for her role as Belle.
Beauty and the Beast has been killing at the box office, and it’s currently ranked at No. 22 on the worldwide all-time box office list, which is pretty crazy. It’s sandwiched between Jurassic Park (No. 23) and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (No. 21).
While on her press tour for the film, Watson started an Instagram to promote sustainable vegan fashion, focusing on things like organic cotton, silk and bamboo, recycled and forest-friendly fabrics and regenerated cashmere from companies that do things like keep their carbon footprint to a minimum. She looked gorgeous in every look, proving that you do not need to support, say, the leather industry to look chic as hell. Pretty cool — especially from an actress who’s paid enough to be able to wear anything she damn well pleases.