Original Big Bang Theory Cast Take Pay Cuts To Give Female Stars Equal Pay

The cast of the Big Bang Theory aren’t just best friends when the cameras are rolling – it seems they have the same bond off-screen.

The five ‘original’ stars of the show have reportedly agreed to take a pay cut so that Melissa Rauch (Bernadette) and Mayim Bialik (Amy) can get significant raises.

Bialik and Rauch both joined Big Bang in season three. To date, they’ve both earned significantly less than their co-stars.

Now in the show’s 10th season, both actors are earning around $200,000 per episode, according to Vanity Fair . In comparison, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg earn an eye-watering $1 million.

Late last year, during the show’s renewal talks, the original cast members agreeed to take a $100,000 salary cut for the potential 11th and 12th seasons in order to free up $500,000.

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