Taraji P. Henson says she solely made $ 40,000 for her position in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”.
Taraji P. Henson was recently a guest on Instyle’s podcast “Ladies First With Laura Brown”. During her interview, she talked about mental health, life in quarantine, certain experiences in her career, and more.
During the interview, she was asked how she learned to possess her skills, what she paid for in relation to the roles she has taken, and how she needs to learn to stand up for herself. Taraji announced that she had asked for a specific quote while working on the 2008 film “The Strange Case of Benjamin”. However, the amount she asked for was declined.
She said, “Me and my team felt like we finally got to this place where I could ask for half a million. That’s all we asked for.” Taraji went on to say, “Couldn’t get it.”
In the film, Taraji starred alongside Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, and she said she wasn’t sure how much they paid. However, she is sure that they received the offer they requested. “And I’m not rightly saying that they shouldn’t have paid Cate and Brad what they deserved, they deserved it,” she said.
She went on to say that they immediately offered her $ 100,000 and that she was “gutted” and ended up getting $ 150,000. However, after the government had to take 50% of their check and their team had to pay 30%. “As soon as Uncle Sam takes his 75, I’ll have another 30 starting from those 75, so I’ve made maybe $ 40,000.
Taraji was later nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 2009 Academy Awards for her role in the film.
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