‘Westworld’ stars score big pay bumps
Jeffrey Wright and Evan Rachel Wood; John P. Johnson/HBO(LOS ANGELES) — The lead actors of HBO’s existential sci-fi drama Westworld will all be getting raises in advance of the Emmy-winning series’ third season.
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright and Thandie Newton — who reportedly earn in the $100,000-$150,000 per episode range — will each make $250,000 an episode.
James Marsden and Tessa Thompson, who have prime roles in the drama, weren’t included in the salary negotiations, suggesting their futures on the series may be up in the air.
Westworld is set in a fictional resort where android “hosts” indistringuishable from humans play Wild West characters that interact with paying human visitors. The problems begin when some androids become self-aware and question their existence.
Westworld wrapped up its second season in June, a month ater being renewed for a third season.
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