The list of highest-paid actresses on TV is here, and its top-ranking names aren’t a huge surprise, but their paychecks are.
Witherspoon stars on Big Little Lies, and Aniston is a seasoned TV vet, so when it came time to negotiate salaries for their upcoming untitled morning show drama, Apple shelled out $1.1 million per episode each. (Take a moment to wrap your mind around that.)
But the fruit isn’t the only one making it rain. Close behind Witherspoon and Aniston is The Handmaid’s Tale star Elizabeth Moss, who earns $1 million per episode. Julia Roberts takes home $600,000 for Homecoming and Kelly Clarkson rakes in $560,000 per episode of The Voice. Drew Barrymore, Millie Bobby Brown and Winona Ryder all take home $350,000 per their respective episodes of World’s Best and Stranger Things.
Bottom line: We chose the wrong profession.