Big Bang Theory stars set for R5 million payday?

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20 September 2013

The Big Bang Theory' stars Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki are said to be collectively negotiating a new deal which would see them each earn R5 million an episode.

The Big Bang Theory' stars Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki want $500 000 (R5 million) each an episode.

The three leads in the sitcom ? who play Penny, Sheldon and Leonard respectively ? are reportedly seeking a big pay rise as the show continues to be a huge success.

According to reports on, the trio are negotiating their deals collectively ? as they’ve done since 2010 ? and all want a considerable raise on their current salary of $325 000 (R3,25 million) an episode.

It’s also been claimed two of the cast's newest members ? Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch ? are set to renegotiate their own contracts. The duo ? who became show regulars in 2010 after starting off as guest stars ? currently earn between $20 000 (R200 000) and $30 000 (R300 000) for each episode, but this could double.

Their pay is then expected to increase every year and could peak at $100 000 (R1 million) an episode by the end of their contracts.

It’s claimed Kaley ? who previously dated Man of Steel star Henry Cavill ? was "overwhelmed" by her love-life being so public, despite her success in the sitcom.

A source previously said, "She just got overwhelmed with the very public Superman relationship. She's not used to that much attention and chaos in her life."

-Bang Showbiz

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