Angela Bassett continues to break down barriers.
During the civil rights movement, Gil Scott-Heron said that the revolution will not be televised, Bassett is helping to prove him wrong.
Actress Angela Bassett just broke another barrier for women of color, as she is officially the highest-paid actress of color for a drama series.
Deadline reported that the 9-1-1 The actor will now demand “more than $ 450,000 per episode,” which according to the commercial site “could be the highest for an actress of color in a broadcast drama series.”
Bassett’s new salary is for the role of actor and executive producer. A title he has held since season 2 after starting as a co-EP. She also carries a branch EP title. 9-1-1: lone star.
Fox Season 5 9-1-1 It will premiere this fall September 20 at 8 pm ET / PT on Fox, and Angela Bassett will continue to star in the role of Athena.
Bassett came to the Fox drama as an Oscar nominee, for her lead role in 1993. What love has to do with it.
Other notable actors they bring to the bank include Kerry Washington, who reportedly started in Scandal at $ 80K per episode. However, with the incredible success of the show on the show, he received a massive raise to $ 250K per episode. Continuing on mini series Front Washington orders $ 1.1 million for each episode of Hulu’s Little fires everywhere.
Meanwhile, ABC’s medical drama Grey’s Anatomy Star Chandra Wilson, who started in 2007, went up to “at least” $ 125K per episode. According to reports with his occasional address, Wilson is closer to the $ 375K that his co-star Justin Chambers was allegedly making at the time of his departure. Clearly, we still have work to do.
Viola Davis was reportedly making $ 250K per episode, two seasons on the ABC series. How to get away with it. By the end of the series run, Davis may have been approaching $ 450K.
We’re here to find out about all the benchmarks that women of color are setting in Hollywood. What are some of your best shows on the big screen? Share your thoughts below.