Ashley Benson Says She Didn’t Get Paid For ‘Spring Breakers’!
Ashley Benson is a TV star with seven seasons of a hit show under her belt – but even still, this was a lot of work for basically nothing!
The Pretty Little Liars star says she made pretty little lira on the 2013 hit Spring Breakers.
In a new interview with InStyle, she talks about being “very careful” with her money — because she doesn’t always make the gazillions of dollars people expect from Hollywood!
“One [film] that I didn’t get paid for — really, at all — was Spring Breakers, which turned out to be one of my favorite projects I’ve ever done. In the indie film world, I would rather get paid [next to] nothing to work with someone like Harmony Korine and have an amazing experience and the outcome be an incredible film I’m really proud of.”
No wonder she’s tight with her money! She isn’t making any! LOLz!
We’re pretty sure she just means she worked for scale, but she could actually mean nothing.
Muse Entertainment, which produced the film, was accused of hiding assets during their messy legal battle over the Amber Heard film London Fields.
That also explains why she supplements her income with ads on Instagram:
She also keeps the spending to a minimum, even when it comes to fashion…
“When it comes to shopping, I’m usually at vintage store or consignment stores, and I try to bargain them down to the penny.”
Well, she’s making it work! Ashley did reveal two things she spends on. First? Puppies!
“I spend a lot of money on my dogs, weirdly. I got them little raincoats, and I go to these really chic stores in New York that are way too expensive. If my dogs can walk outside in a raincoat that looks super chic, then I’m happy.”
LOLz! Totally understandable.
The second isn’t so much an expenditure as an investment:
“I splurged on a house in LA. I bought it because I missed living in LA, and I love to invest in real estate. That’s basically where I invest all of my money. I don’t spend on clothes, but real estate, I think, is a great investment. I like to buy houses and flip them. I bought a place in New York and am looking to buy another place in NYC somewhere and flip it. My grandfather and I have bought apartment complexes; we’ve bought a few houses in the South, and it’s kind of a fun family thing to do with my grandfather. It’s taught me a lot about building equity in something.”
That’s how you afford to make weird indie movies with James Franco, kids!
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