20$1 MILLION PER EPISODE IS TOUGH
Kaley "threatened to quit" BBT when her $1 million per episode paycheck dropped to $900,000 – allowing other cast members to take a raise.
Well, technically, $900,000. In 2017, the reasonable members of the core cast (*cough* not Kaley) graciously accepted a slight drop from their $1 million per episode salary. The reason? To allow less prominent regulars, like Amy (played by Mayim Bialik) and Bernadette (played by Melissa Rauch) to get a raise.
To put that into context, that allowed Mayim and Melissa to earn anywhere up to $450,000 per episode, according to Hollywood Reporter. Here's something that The Daily Mail reported that leaves a sour taste, though.
During her Jimmy Kimmel Live! appearance in 2016, Kaley made it very clear that CBS would need to cough up big bucks to continue having her as the show's golden girl. The current cycle is "a very expensive question... for a lot of people," Kaley said. Seriously, you should hang onto what you've got, Kaley. Kaley hasn't done much in the way of acting since BBT started in 2007. What has she delivered? One giant flop. The Road Chip did okay, but Burning Bodhi sits at a 29% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Put it this way. Are you advance-booking to see Kaley's 2018 movie, The Flight Attendant?