Emma Stone tops Jennifer Lawrence as Hollywood's highest-paid actress

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Forbes released their 2017 list with Emma Stone at the No. 1 spot earning an estimated $26 million in the last 12 months.

Emma Stone has been named Hollywood's highest-paid actress.

"That's something they do for me because they feel it's what's right and fair", Stone told Out magazine.

Lawrence enjoyed a fairly decent year in comparison, and her latest film Passengers, opposite Chris Pratt, earned a worldwide total of $303.1m, against a production budget of $110m.

JLaw is probably not losing too much sleep, Passengers might not have been a smash hit, but according to Forbes, the actress has earned $24 million (£18.6 million), which is around half what she brought home previous year (£35.6 million).

J-Law's £18m fell short of her earnings in previous years, when she won the Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook and scored £35m.

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Jennifer Aniston slipped into the second place slot, with earnings of $25.5 million (£19.8 million), but thanks to lucrative endorsement deals with brands like Smartwater and Emirates, rather than for her acting work over the past year. Most of her paycheck comes from Darren Aronofsky's upcoming cryptic horror movie "Mother!", "Red Sparrow", and her Dior endorsement.

But it's the actress in the second spot who is perhaps the most surprising: 48-year-old Friends star Jennifer Aniston, who hasn't appeared in a major film since early last year.

Initially, there were speculations that Emma Watson would surpass Lawrence in Forbes' 2017 list of highest-paid actresses due to the success of "Beauty and the Beast".

Meanwhile, Emma Watson - the list's sole newcomer - and Charlize Theron tied for sixth with $14 million.

Deepika, who was 10th in the 2016 list, has not been included this year despite having made her Hollywood debut with "xXx: Return of Xander Cage". That means there are simply fewer characters-and fewer high-paying roles-written for women of colour.

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