FYI: Amy Schumer Is Making Serious Bank as an Actress
Obviously, any pay raise is great. But a pay raise that’s 10x what your previous paycheck was…that’s cause for popping open the expensive bubbly and celebrating.
Amy Schumer would know: she reportedly will cash in between $4 and $5 million for her next movie role in Jonathan Levine’s untitled mother-daughter comedy project with Fox, which is quite a substantive increase from the mere $300,000 she made on Trainwreck, negotiated back in August 2013 when she was still an “obscure comic.”
Don’t worry though, The Hollywood Reporter notes she “likely earned more in backend and bonuses when the film grossed $138.3 million worldwide this summer.” And as for her $4 to $5 million figure, that’s actually half than what sources say her team originally asked for.
The comedy queen has risen to epic levels of stardom and A-lister status in the past year. Between Trainwreck’s massive success, a reported $9 million book deal with Simon & Schuster imprint Gallery Books (achieved after she returned her 2013 book deal with HarperCollins, which came with a $1 million advance), winning an Emmy for Inside Amy Schumer, countless laugh-out-loud funny speeches, and an envy-inducing squad (which counts Jennifer Lawrence and Aziz Ansari as members), it’s truly the year of Amy Schumer.
According to sources, Schumer also has a $1.2 million option for her next film at Universal. Plus, the U.K. rights to her upcoming memoir have already been sold to Harper in a six-figure deal, auctioned on Oct. 15.
Congrats, girl. We’re so ready for your next movie.