Zendaya renegotiated her salary for Euphoria and sis is in her bag frfr!
Puck after renegotiation of her contract with HBO, the actress is now set to earn “close to” $1 million per episode for her hit show Euphoria, on which she also serves as a producer.
Considering that she’s won two Emmy awards for her role and the series remains highly rated and the definition of buzzy, that’s decidedly well-deserved.
— I’m not the werewolf (@PadaleckixSofer) February 27, 2023
The $1 million per episode mark has been considered a milestone ever since the cast of Friends negotiated that payday for the final seasons of their hit show.
HBO has doled out the fee to a select few actors before, including the main cast of Game of Thrones during its final season. James Gandolfini reportedly was paid $1 million per episode for his iconic role on The Sopranos, and Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon received the same for Big Little Lies.
Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston have actually joined the rarified club twice.
They reportedly get $2 million for each installment of The Morning Show on Apple TV+.
We’re using the word “reportedly” liberally here, because rarely do the networks or stars put out press releases trumpeting these paydays.
News of the negotiations and figures are usually relegated to “according to sources” reports in the Hollywood trades, so it’s hard to put the number in concrete context.
Yet this very well could make Zendaya one of, if not the highest-paid Black actresses in television history on a per-episode basis.
Zendaya getting her $1 million per episode as she should. It should’ve been $2 million but we move! pic.twitter.com/8s462tKVCu
— Josh☕️ (@joshynostalgia) February 27, 2023
Twitter Reaction – People debate if she is worth it
A million dollars per episode for ONE person ? Glad she’s getting paid but like that is so much???
— b (@gagasluts) February 27, 2023
Well they can’t afford our wardrobe anymore when it wasn’t a problem before. They giving a million dollars per episode over at Euphoria for ONE person and that’s just Zendaya’s salary, everyone else on her show would have to work for free AND naked if they kept filming ours.
— Whit. (@brooklynsflyest) February 28, 2023
The cast of friends made 17 episodes and everyone got paid 1 million a piece in their final season, as a CAST they won 65 awards and Zendaya ALONE has won 35 across her career (majority obviously for euphoria) so she just knows her worth her ??
— Swolku (@JerbearFreeman) February 27, 2023
— G4Jile$ (@itsKeveaux) February 27, 2023
that should be given to sydney sweeney, the person that made the last season enjoyable https://t.co/3ZA2Ie5Kcy
— toss a coin to your witcher (@itsayosigns) February 27, 2023
I find it obscene that entertainers and athletes get paid so damned much when a good portion of the country can’t afford rent and food. It doesn’t make sense.
Zendaya has a new ‘Euphoria’ contract with HBO: She’s getting $1 million per episode https://t.co/chCmBTMQi4
— Punkinwitch (@Lorrain87147592) February 28, 2023
if not for zendaya euphoria would have been canceled right after season 1 and that’s the truth so y’all can stay mad about her getting the due she deserves we don’t care
— is (@DAYASCHANl) February 27, 2023
the euphoria zendaya money debate is so funny bc i swear she’s the only cast member who even regularly promotes that show anyway? w her episodic insta posts and her 239482739 award nominations like she is carrying that show on her back!!!!
— jess ? (@spdyjssc) February 27, 2023
The fake outrage resides in that’s her, if it was someone else people wouldn’t even open their mouth
— flossy (@Ietmeadorey0u) February 27, 2023
What did Ciara say?
Get that money sis, period!