It's Not 'Out Of Line' For TV Actors To Push For Big Salaries

November 4, 2014 11:04 PM

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Lisa Kudrow and the cast of "Friends" famously became the highest-paid actors on television in 2002, when they struck a deal that netted them $1 million per episode. That figure popped up again this year as the stars of "The Big Bang Theory" negotiated a similar payday, which Deadline reported put them "in the long-rumored 'Friends' salary territory."

"The rationale is that the show is actually generating an enormous amount of money, and ... it's affordable. It's affordable to whatever entity has to pay it," Kudrow said.

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