Netflix being a production and distribution company, the way actors are paid has changed. While most actors get paid to watch their movies in theaters, Netflix shows are usually streamed from people’s homes on their TV and even their phones.
However, the actors still receive high six-figure salaries. Netflix actors however only get their salary and nothing else on top, while actors who play in theatrical films often get back-end deals where they get a percentage of the profit. Here are some of the highest paid Netflix players to date.
Ryan Reynolds is earning a ridiculous sum, specifically $ 27 million for starring in the next Michael Bay movie coming to Netflix, Six Underground. The action film directed by Michael Bay, “Six Underground”, follows six billionaires who become vigilantes.
Like other Netflix original films, the visuals for 6 Underground seem extremely cinematic, suggesting that the company made no effort to fund the project.
It turned out to be a pricey endeavor, given that the production budget cost $ 150 million.
Director David Ayer has discussed Bright’s sequel with Slashfilm. The original film released in December 2017 cost $ 90 million and featured Will Smith and Joel Edgerton as cops from Los Angeles.
Talks about an upcoming sequel have been turned on and Will Smith returns. Will is likely to earn $ 35 million for his role in Bright 2. Will Smith has been pretty busy ever since Bright dated Aladdin, Gemini Man, Spies in Disguise, and Bad Boys for Life. His schedule has reportedly delayed filming on Bright 2.
Hollywood star Ben Affleck was paid $ 8 million for his star role in Tripple Frontier.
This is a 2019 American action-adventure detective film directed by J. C. Chandor. Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal team up with Ben as a group from the former United States. Army Delta Force soldiers getting together to plan a robbery of a South American crime lord.
It is reported that 52 million accounts have watched the action thriller within the first month of its release on the streaming platform.
Australian actress and producer Margot Robbie made between $ 9 million and $ 10 million to reprise Harley Quinn in her latest movie, Birds of Prey. The 2020 American superhero movie is the sequel to Suicide Squad.
The film had its world premiere in Mexico City on January 25, 2020. It surpassed $ 200 million worldwide at the box office after opening in Japan this weekend. Therefore, production budgets have been doubled.
Lauren Graham, half of the iconic Gilmore Girls duo, was paid $ 750,000 per episode, totaling $ 3 million for her comeback as Lorelai Gilmore.
According to a Variety report this week, the “Gilmore Girls” stars are earning that much per episode for the next reboot on Netflix.
When the series debuted in 2000, according to IMDb, Graham earned $ 50,000 for each episode during the first four seasons. Exit the update it got now.
Drew Barrymore was paid $ 350,000 per episode for her role in the dark comedy Santa Clarita Diet.
Thirty episodes were shot during the show’s three seasons, meaning Barrymore had more than $ 10 million in his pocket by the end of its run.
Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant star in this Netflix original series as married realtors, Sheila and Joel, who lead a quiet life raising their teenage daughter in Santa Clarita before her dramatic transformation.
The sudden cancellation of the show left many fans disappointed, but Drew still managed to laugh all the way to the bank.
Millie Bobby Brown
Millie Bobby Brown is one of the faces of Stranger Things. The 16-year-old English actress who stars as Eleven in the show earns $ 350,000 each episode.