Well, 17 years may have passed but the Friends cast definitely still know their worth. It’s been reported by the Wall Street Journal that they were initially offered US$1 million each again, but turned it down. Apparently, this is another reason that the reunion took so long to come about, along with the global pandemic (obviously).
After all the salary hubbub, Variety reported that the cast were being paid at least US$2.5 million each to film the reunion. Not bad for a day spent hanging out with old friends and reminiscing, don’t you think?
According to USA Today, the stars also get around US$20 million a year in syndication payments as well, so it certainly has been their day, month and year.
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