Angela Bassett continued to break the barrier.
During the civil rights movement, Gil Scott-Heron said the revolution would not be televised, and Bassett is helping to prove him wrong.
Actress Angela Bassett just broke another barrier for women of color as she officially became the highest-paid actress of color on a show.
deadline reported that 9-1-1 Actors will now demand “more than $450,000 per episode,” the trade site notes, “probably the highest price ever paid for a radio drama series by an actress of color.”
Bassett’s new salary is in the role of actor and executive producer. She has held the title since season 2 as a collaborative EP.She also had an EP title on offshoot 9-1-1: Lone Star.
season 5 on fox 9-1-1 Premiering this fall on Fox at 8:00 pm ET/PT on September 20, Angela Bassett will reprise her role as Athena.
Bassett came to the Fox series as an Academy Award nominee for his starring role in 1993 What love has to do with it.
Other notable actors brought in to the bank include Kerry Washington, who was reportedly originally scandal $80,000 per episode. However, as the series became incredibly successful, her earnings increased substantially to $250,000 per episode.continue miniseries Former Washington charges $1.1 million per episode on Hulu small fires everywhere.
Meanwhile ABC’s medical drama gray anatomy Star Chandra Wilson, who has been on the show since 2007, earns “at least” $125,000 per episode. According to reports she occasionally directed, Wilson was closer to the $375,000 that co-star Justin Chambers reportedly received when he quit. Obviously we still have work to do.
Viola Davis Reportedly Earns $250,000 Per Episode, ABC Series Runs For Two Seasons how to get away with murder. By the end of the series, Davis could be close to $450,000.
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