As if the Divergent book and movie series weren't working hard enough to escape the Hunger Games shadow — you know, since they're both YA stories about an underdog young woman revolting against an oppressive regime in a dystopian future — here comes another comparison!
E! Online reports that Shailene Woodley's Divergent salary is not far from Jennifer Lawrence for The Hunger Games.
It might not surprise you to know that Shailene is earning a bit less, netting $250,000 to $500,000 for the first chapter in the Divergent series. Jennifer earned $500,000 for the first Hunger Games but then also got bonuses from the box office take.
Of course, with Divergent primed to be a commercial success, Shailene will probably be in a good position to ask for more for the next two movies, Insurgent (scheduled for release in March 2015) and Allegiant (set for March 2016).
Similarly, Lionsgate put a lot more zeroes on Jennifer's paycheck for second Hunger Games film, Catching Fire — the 23-year-old reportedly took home $10 million for the sequel.
We're thinking Shailene might not be able to ask for quite that much — she's not an Oscar-nominated actress (yet), and Jennifer has earned three nods and one win from the Academy.
Still, it's certainly not a bad time to be Ms. Woodley right now!
Source: E! Online