Friends Co-Creator Admits The Cast's $1 Mil Per Episode Was 'Ridiculous' & Talks Streaming Services Impact On Negotiations!
Well it IS a little ridiculous…
Marta Kauffman, the co-creator of the classic hit sitcom, Friends, recently spoke on a panel of showrunners — she currently works on Grace & Frankie at the Television Critics Association's semi-annual press tour on Tuesday.
One of the more interesting things she spoke about was her time on Friends, specifically the famous and record breaking collective contract negotiations — Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer all got together and united in 2002 to make sure they all made $1 million an episode!
When asked her thoughts on the their earnings, the co-creator said: