‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ An Unequal Wage Distribution: Ford Gets 76 Times More Money Than Ridley
According to the Independent, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is now in headlines duly for its casting cards. The casts of the record-smashing fiction, especially Harrison Ford aka Han Solo has entered the news as he has reportedly netted a whopping amount of millions, which seems to be 76 times more than Daisy Ridley and John Boyega’s remuneration for the film.
Hollywood veteran Harrison Ford has bragged a jaw-dropping 34.7 million dollars to reprise his role of Han Solo in the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Daily Mail on Sunday reports that the 73-years old actor has initially being raked £16.7 million for his performance in the massive hit movie and later his remuneration got added 0.5 percent of the film’s gross earnings, estimated to be £1.3 billion. Whereas, according to News.com.au Ridley and Boyega were paid 623,000 dollars each.
ABP Live previously assumed that the senior legendary actors like Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford would fetch higher payment than the British newcomers like Daisy Ridley and John Boyega for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” but the wage gap goes beyond the imagination.
Disney expended just over $4 billion to procure Lucas Films, which create Star Wars, three years ago. For the other casts and crews, Daily Mail reported the salary is far less. The 59-year-old Fisher bragged only about £1 million to reprise back the famous character Princess Leia. One can get astonished as even 49-years old American director was paid only £3.3 million plus a two per cent share of gross earnings.
An insider from Disney defended the matter of wage division by saying that Ford holds the key feature of the movie who acted as a bridge between the past and present generation. The source claimed Hamill and Fisher were also inevitable for the intrigue but not elementary as Ford and so the production company emphasizes on Ford’s payment and on the other hand for Daisy, it was a career-making role that she would like to do even without cost. Although their earnings are overshadowed by Ford, Londoners Miss Ridley and Mr Boyega, both 23, remained unhesitant in signing up.
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