Dealing with addiction sucks, even if you're Dracula!
That's why NBC apparently created a payment plan for Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who has struggled with alcohol dependency, that would motivate him to finish filming all 10 episodes of Dracula this summer in Budapest!
According to sources, NBC withheld a sizable portion of Jonathan's salary, an estimated $100,000 for each episode, until the filming had been done in its entirety.
Dracula himself received a per diem and other small payments (hopefully not in blood), but the majority of his entire salary was apparently given to him only if he completed the season!
Despite reportedly having a meltdown onset and being subsequently hospitalized, Jonathan, who was required a sober companion with him during filming, made good on his word and the show finished filming!
Allegedly, he returned to rehab right afterwards and while it drives a stake in our heart to hear that he suffered a meltdown, it's good to hear that he dealt with the problem!