2nd big story about female salaries on TV today. @RWitherspoon and Nicole Kidman to get $1m per episode for S2 of Big Little Lies. All cast to get big bumps. And @RWitherspoon and Jennifer Aniston score $1.25m for Apple show.— Melissa Silverstein (@melsil) January 17, 2018
Is it me or does it seem that women are driving TV?
The reason for the salary spike is directly related to Witherspoon’s new deal with Apple
Witherspoon and Kidman received between $250,000 and $350,000 an episode for season one, plus exec producer fees and points off the show's backend.
Co-stars like Zoe Kravitz also are said to have scored significant bumps : season-one salary of $380,000 jumping to $3 million for the sophomore run.
Shailene Woodley, who earned $1.7 million for season one, is also said to be getting a sizable pay raise.
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