Hollywood and big checks are like franks and buns, fine by themselves but together is the norm. This makes seeing how much the stars we have watched and loved get paid for various projects that much more amusing. Some celebrities make millions on television, while others appear to make very little in classic blockbusters; and some earn massive checks on the big screen.
Roberts, for her role in the Jennifer Aniston starrer Mother's Day, got paid $3 million for simply four days of shooting.
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According to the folks at Variety, the 48-year-old actress was paid $750,000 per day for her cameo in Mother's Day, that too for just about 6 minutes of screen time in the film. The movie however only grossed a disappointing $8.3 million on its opening weekend.
Gary Marshall, the director of Mother's Day – which stars Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, and Kate Hudson; has worked with Roberts on multiple projects, previously.
Roberts had earned $20 million for her Oscar-winning performance in Erin Brockovich.
Roberts also revealed that her husband, Danny Moder, traveled in from New Zealand to surprise her on the set of Mother's Day.
"We were Facetiming, I was at work, and he was in New Zealand,"
"Then he said, "Wait, I have something to show you,"
and the phone rang, and he was with our three children, who had been staying at my hotel while I was working. That's when I realized he was in town to catch me off guard."
While Roberts was surprised, she also confessed she was embarrassed since she was wearing an ugly wig for her role in the new film.
"I was so embarrassed in my wig, I was like, 'What?'"
"Oh my goodness!"
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