Lawrence and Amy Adams were paid less than their male co-stars and director David O. Russell for their work on the film, according to leaked emails among Sony executives.
Lawrence and Adams each received 7 percent of the film's final profits, while co-stars Christian Bale, Jeremy Renner and Bradley Cooper, and Russell each earned 9 percent. American Hustle received Academy Award nominations in all four acting categories, as well as for Best Picture and Best Director.
The emails are the latest messages to be leaked as the result of a massive recent hack into Sony's internal servers. Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal, whose email was hacked into, acknowledged that theAmerican Hustle earnings reports were true.
Also among the leaked emails are messages from George Clooney to Pascal, in which he tells her "I haven't slept in 30 hours" after reading negative reviews of his film The Monuments Men, according to TheWrap. In a later message, he wrote: "I fear I've let you all down. Not my intention. I apologize. I've just lost touch... Who knew? Sorry. I won't do it again."
It has not been a good week for Pascal in the wake of the hacks. Earlier this week, emails between her and Scott Rudin that referred to Angelina Jolie as a "minimally talented spoiled brat" were published, as well as exchanges in which she and Rudin joked about whether President Obamawas a fan of Django Unchained, 12 Years a Slave and Kevin Hart.