Caleb McLaughlin Will Get $250,000 Per Episode To Appear On Season 3 Of ‘Stranger Things’

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA — Teenage actor Caleb McLaughlin and his Stranger Things stars score massive pay raises for Season 3.

Following an intense renegotiation ahead of the sci-fi drama’s upcoming third season, the cast member scored major pay raises. The deals were closed last week as production Season 3 is scheduled to begin April 23.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Sources say the new pacts for the child actors are worth roughly 12 times their previous deals, and that the streaming giant is ponying up as much as $350,000 an episode for each of the show’s adult actors.”

According to sources via THR, “the main actors are divided into different pay tiers. Winona Ryder (Joyce) and David Harbour (Jim Hopper) make up the “A tier” and are making up to $350,000 an episode. The “B tier” consists of the young stars — Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas) and Noah Schnapp (Will) — who are each collecting $250,000 per episode. Meanwhile, the actors in the “C tier” — onscreen teenagers Natalia Dyer (Nancy), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan) and Joe Keery (Steve) — are each pocketing roughly $150,000 an episode.”

What remains a mystery is where the show’s 14-year-old breakout, Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), landed among those tiers, as her camp has been tight-lipped throughout the dealmaking process. What is known, however, is that Brown, as The Hollywood Reporter reported last year, separated herself from the rest of the cast during the renegotiation, and is at least making the $250,000 that the other younger actors are earning. But some sources suggest Brown may be getting even more, possibly the $350,000 per episode that Ryder and Harbour are making. Others balk at the idea of Brown earning as much Ryder, an Oscar-nominated actress who has been working for three decades, and say the young starlet is instead in her own tier of $300,000 in between the adults and the other kids. “

Each of the actors were also given bonuses of about $60,000 once it became clear that the show was a phenomenon. Sources say “the child actors were making in the low $20,000 range for the first and second seasons of the series, while Ryder’s per-episode rate was pegged at around $100,000 and Harbour’s at $80,000.”

Photos Credit: GettyCaleb McLaughlin’s Instagram

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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