Game Of Thrones Star Reveals Gender Pay Gap Between Stars, But Is It Justified? The HBO series Game Of Thrones is one of the most popular and high budget, series led TV shows to date. Spanning a massive 8 years and 73 episodes, the stars of the show have had their fair share of screen time. But how have the actors been paid in comparison to one another? Do male leads get the same as female leads, or is this another Hollywood blunder with the gender pay gap?
Sophie Turner makes circa £130,000 per episode yet some colleagues are pocketing a whopping £380,000 for each instalment. Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar, Turner clarified that Kit Harington, the actor who portrays the protagonist, Jon Snow, is paid substantially more than her.
However, she isn’t against equal pay. She said that she’s glad the conversations about pay are being had more for with those in charge of remuneration are “more willing to listen to people saying, ‘I want the same amount of money.’” For the last series, he had something crazy like 70 night shoots, and I didn’t have that many,” Turner told Harper’s Bazaar. “I was like, ‘You know what…you keep that money.’”
However, a Variety survey in 2017 did reveal that leading stars, regardless of gender, got equal pay. Emilia Clarke (Daenerys), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion), Harington (Jon Snow) and Lena Headey (Cersei) apparently made the exact same amount per episode in season seven: approximately £380,000.
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