Actress Robin Wright receives equal pay as her co-star Kevin Spacey for her character on
The actress who plays Claire Underwood in the Netflix hit series, revealed that she had recently threatened to go public unless she received pay equal to her co-star, Spacey.
The actress revealed this during an interview with Judith Rodin, at an event in New York City .
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"I was like, 'I want to be paid the same as Kevin,'" she said. " I was looking at the statistics and Claire Underwood's character was more popular than Frank's for a period of time. So I capitalized on it. I was like, 'You better pay me or I'm going to go public.”
“And they did,” she added.
According to a report by Business Insider, Spacey was receiving $500,000 an episode in 2014, an amount expected to double up in 2015.
In 2015, Forbes reported that Wright made $5.5 million for her role on the show, an estimate of $420,000 an episode.
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