Male stars of Big Bang Theory to take pay cut so women are paid more
The stars of TV’s biggest show have offered to take a pay cut to increase the pay of female colleagues.
Big Bang theory stars are currently in the process of negotiating contracts for their new series.
Although filming for the latest series of the show, which started in 2007, has already begun, they haven’t yet confirmed their salaries, it’s reported.
Now it’s been revealed its five biggest stars have offered to take a pay cut of $100,000 an episode – so that two female stars can increase their salaries.
The five originals – Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg – have agreed to their salaries being lowered.
It should mean that female co-stars Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch, who joined in the third series of the hit show, will get a raise in their pay.
LGBT stars top the list of highest paid TV stars in the world.
Their million dollar an episode salaries are now as high as Friends, where the cast also negotiated to get each other’s salaries increased.