"It's important to me as an actor to be able to make a living (but) I'm going to tell you something—I paid more money to my babysitter and my dog walker than I made on Boyhood," Patricia Arquette, who just won a Golden Globe for her troubles, told WENN.
Boyhood, which recently snagged the Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture—Drama, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress, has gone on to earn nearly $43.5 million on a $4 million production budget. Can Patricia get a cut of that, please?
Who knows what the deal is here—Boyhood was made on a shoestring budget, and I doubt anyone in the cast went in expecting a big payday. Arquette's comments most likely were not meant to imply that she was paid less than anyone else in the cast, but rather to point out the budgetary ironies of an indie film hitting it big. But if Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence got paid less than Jeremy fucking Renner in American Hustle, Patricia Arquette—a forty-something actress with limited star power—seems like a likely target for salary shenanigans.
Arquette has thus far relied on other gigs to pay the bills: "Television actually allows you to make a living, feed your children, send them to college. And to have the luxury to make the choices of doing what it is you think that matters."
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