Okay talk about getting to the bag! Angela Bassett is more than deserving of this! She is now receiving one of the highest salaries for an actress of color with the hit series 911.
The hit series is approaching it’s fifth season and the Oscar nominee, led the conversation of salary increases with Fox and she is getting what she deserves!
According to Usmagazine, Bassett will be making $450,000 a episode. That rate is among the top salaries of network television stars.
Now some streaming salaries are higher than Bassett’s rate, but streaming numbers aren’t classified as the same thing. Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston both raked in $1 million an episode for Apple TV+’s The Morning Show.
Previously talk show host Ellen spoke on the struggles of getting a higher salary that she had to fight for with the network by stating, “As women, you know, it’s not only about what’s done to us or what’s not given to us. It’s what don’t we ask for,” the actress said on Jimmy Kimmel Liveabout why she was so open about her income. “You know, how much of it is [it] isn’t given to us, or is it that we don’t ask? I think that as much as we can point the finger at other people and [say], ‘You don’t give us or you don’t treat us fairly,’ We also have to point the finger at ourselves and say, ‘Did we ask? Did we step up and have the uh, gumption, to ask for what a man would?’ We have to own part of it. And sometimes we’re too shy; we’re too afraid to be seen as difficult to really speak our mind.”
As for Angela Bassett she has been on our TV screens for years and showing her work ethic with classic projects so this is major win for women of color.