Seeing as the internet is littered with fangirling, thousands of theories and millions of viewers discussing it 24/7, it goes without saying that Game of Thrones is the biggest TV show of the last 10 years.
But that doesn’t mean finding out how much the actors – the ones who are still alive, anyway – are making her episode won’t make you want to vom in your mouth a little bit. Game of Thrones broke the record for budget per episode for its sixth season when, according to Entertainment Weekly, they spent more than US$10 million each episode—excluding the huge cast salaries.
But if rumors are believed then the actor’s salaries are raised up higher ahead of season 7 and also the contracts are extended for the upcoming season 8. They actually have a tier system of payment. So let’s have a look at the system.
This includes the main lead actors who are the highest paid ones. This list includes Emilia Clarke (who plays Daenerys Targaryen), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ( Jaime Lannister) and Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister). They have earned close to $300,000 an episode in season 5 and 6 but the price has risen drastically in season 7.
They earn 16.66 crores for every episode.
As the number of episodes gets lessened by each season so definitely the overall pay must remain the same. For example, Season 7 will have 7 episodes and 8 will have 6 episodes!
These are people in secondary roles. This list includes Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Aidan Gillen (Petyr Baelish), Gwendolyn Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Conleth Hill (Lord Varys), Rory McCann (Sandor Clegane), and Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont).
They earn almost 7.05 crores for every episode.
Though Arya is seen as one of the star characters, her age must be a factor for her inclusion in Tier B.
All the secondary characters or we can say not so daily characters are included. This list includes Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Isaac Hampstead Wright (Bran Stark) and John Bradley West (Samwell Tarly). They earn almost 5 lakhs per episode.
This is the most expensive payments ever done in a TV series. Before this, the renowned favorite Friends actors too took 1 million dollars for the final episode