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Angela Bassett Speaks Out About Her '9-1-1' Episode Earnings: 'It's About Knowing Your Worth & Standing On It'

Angela Bassett Speaks Out About Her '9-1-1' Episode Earnings: 'It's About Knowing Your Worth & Standing On It'

Angela Bassett made headlines last year with reports of just how much she makes per episode on her Fox series, 9-1-1.

The 63-year-old actress opened up in a recent cover story with InStyle about the report and how she feels about it all.

Click inside to read what Angela said…

The previous report revealed that Angela is the highest paid actor on the series, earning $450,000 per episode.

The amount is believed to be one of the highest television salaries ever, and could be historic for an actress of color on a broadcast drama series.

“Everyone wants to keep the lights on,” she said to the magazine about the amount, adding, “but I’ve never been motivated solely by money or fame. For me, it’s always and only been for the joy of following my dreams. That’s what makes me feel alive.”

Angela does admit that “it’s good to be paid” and “that is one thing that I’ve said to myself since early on in my career. I mean, I literally would say, ‘I want to work in roles that can change me and change the conversation. I want to work consistently. And I want to be paid fairly.’”

“It’s about knowing your worth and standing on it. Being in positions and places where your worth is appreciated is a good thing,” she shared. “I’m glad that it can influence others. There is a bit of me that’s from a generation where we don’t talk openly about things like that. But I understand what generation this is today.”

Angela is one of the top earning television actors right now. Check out the full list here!

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