Gender disparity had been prevalent in the before times of Hollywood. Although the disparity is still observable today, there has been a severe reduction in these unethical activities since several protests. Lady Gaga is all set to portray the character of Harley Quinn in the upcoming sequel of Joker, Joker: Folie à Deux but her paycheck is exactly half of what Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker gets.
Half of Joaquin’s paycheck: – Disparity or justified?
Joaquin Phoenix has been known for portraying the role of Joker in their first part. The actor received tremendous applause and was lauded for his role as the justified psychopath with a mental disorder. The actor will be reprising his role in the upcoming sequel Joker: Folie à Deux.
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It is reported that director Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix would be taking home a pay cheque of $20 million for the work in the film while Lady Gaga who will portray the role of Harley Quinn will be making exactly half at a price of $10 million.
The issue of disparity or justifiable division comes down to the screen time that Lady Gaga will be getting in the movie. Although being the queen of crime Harley Quinn cell she may get less screen time compared to Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker. Considering the reputation of the director as well as the movie it is very likely possible that the action of half paycheck is justifiable.
Confirmed details for Joker: Folie à Deux
As far as we know Todd Phillips will be helming the project as director once again. The director is known for several famous movies like The Hangover franchise, War Dogs, and Road Trip. Considering this to be the second time Todd Phillips would be working on the sets of Joker, the film is surely going to be a massive hit as its predecessor.
Joaquin Phoenix will be reprising his role as Thomas Wayne aka the Joker while Lady Gaga would be portraying the role of his partner in crime Harleen Quinzel. After the taking over of David Zaslav as the new chief of Warner Bros. Discovery, this is the only movie that is confirmed to release in the year 2024.
The movie is slated for a release date of 4th October 2024 in theaters worldwide.