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Which stars are earning the most through Netflix?

Salaries of Netflix actors put Hollywood wages to shame. We know how much who makes!

Nela Štefanová
18.May 2020
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Where are the times when as little as three channels were enough for us to relax in front of the TV in the evening. It's almost unbelievable how many we can currently choose from! Some broadcasters are prospering more than others in this coronavirus age. But compared to Netflix, we can say with confidence that all of them are totally crushed under the weight of its success. This American company is even beginning to overshadow Hollywood. How, you ask? For instance with the large amounts of money it uses to attract a host of famous actors and actresses.

Netflix's streaming service is attracting more and more users these days, as well as a great number of Hollywood names. It looks like during the coronavirus pandemic, when all of us were confined to our homes, Netflix took the opportunity and decide to become the market leader. And they succeeded. The company started offering millions of dollars to movie stars to secure as many viewers as possible. You might be thinking "What's the point, though, the actors can just as well make a fortune on a Hollywood movie." Yes, they can. But the amount of money doesn't even begin to compare to Netlix's offer. While other broadcasters first offer the actors a small amount of money for a new series, and raise it over time according to ratings and popularity, Netflix is ​​known for their willingness to offer a huge sum of money right away and keep adding more. brings you a varied overview.

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Six Underground

As a streaming giant, Netflix releases over ninety original films a year, some with a budget of $ 200 million. But it seems that this year the American company had to raise its budget a little more. American actor Ryan Reynolds, whom you could see in movies such as Deadpool, earned a respectable $ 27 million for the film Six Underground - a little under seven hundred million Czech crowns.


His colleague Will Smith is just as well off. After shooting the fantasy thiller Bright in 2017, Netflix decided to make a sequel. According to foreign media, Smith will get around $ 35 million, i.e. almost nine hundred million crowns, for the planned sequel of this film. Just for comparison - actress Emily Blunt got about $ 12 million for another sequel, Quiet Place 2.

Make a TV series and you'll be able to retire

But let's take a look at the salaries of actors in mention-worthy series now. Oscar-winning actress Emma Stone can currently be seen in the mini-series Maniac on Netflix. The role of Annie earned her $ 350,000 - for one episode! That means that she earned $ 3.5 million for her ten episodes. Her acting partner Jonah Hill could enjoy the same salary.

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The Crown

Another Netflix original called "The Crown" is one of the most expensive TV series ever made. The creators paid over $ 150 million for two episodes during which the viewer follows the life of Elizabeth II. The actress who portrays young Elizabeth, Claire Foy, received about forty thousand dollars for one episode, which is one million crowns.

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