What started as a funky Netflix show set in the '80s featuring a bunch of kids fighting monsters has, within a matter of only three years, become one of the most beloved series of all time. Though many of the young actors got their start on Stranger Things, their careers have been catapulted to new heights since Season 1. But the question is, how much are these relatively rookie actors getting paid to bring this favorite sci-fi story to life?
Highsnobiety just shared how much big movie stars such as Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston are benefiting by switching back over to television. As you might have guessed, it is a profitable venture. Per Variety, both of the A-list actors are being paid reportedly over $1,000,000 an episode for the AppleTV+ series The Morning Show.
And where does the Hawkins gang fit into the ranks? While they aren’t quite up to the same caliber yet, they aren’t doing too shabby for their first big jobs in showbiz, as Variety also reports. Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan), Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Natalia Dyer (Nancy), and Noah Schnapp (Will) are all pulling in a reported $250,000 per episode. David Harbour (Jim) and Winona Ryder (Joyce), being more experienced actors, make $350,000 per episode, along with arguably the star of the show, Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven). And Sadie Sink (Max) who joined the show in Season 2, makes a reported $150,000 per episode.
There is no doubt in my mind that the Stranger Things kids will likely be the next generation of Anistons and Witherspoons.