Taraji P. Henson's 'Benjamin Button' Salary Was 'Less Than 2 Percent' of What Brad Pitt Made
The Oscar-nominated actress opened up about her paycheck in her new memoir “Around the Way Girl.”
“Both Brad and Cate [Blanchett] got millions. Me? With bated breath, I sat by the phone for hours, waiting for Vince [her manager] to call and tell me the number that I thought would make me feel good: somewhere in the mid six figures — no doubt a mere percentage of what Brad was bringing home to Angelina and their beautiful babies, but something worthy of a solid up-and-coming actress with a decent amount of critical acclaim for her work,” Taraji wrote in the book (via Vulture).
“Alas, that request was dead on arrival. ‘I’m sorry, Taraji,’ Vince said quietly when we finally connected. ‘They came in at the lowest of six figures. I convinced them to add in a little more, but that’s as high as they’d go,’” she added. “There was one other thing: I’d have to agree to pay my own location fees while filming in New Orleans, meaning three months of hotel expenses would be coming directly out of my pocket. Insult, meet injury.”
Pictured inside: Taraji arriving at the studio for an appearance on Good Morning America on Tuesday (October 11) in New York City.