2 of the Oceanic 6 Want More Money. Scratch That. They All Want More Money!


Matthew Fox and Evangeline Lilly have quietly started salary negotiations with ABC for their roles in Lost. They are currently earning around 150K an episode.


And by quietly, we mean that other members of the ensemble cast (who are earning more in the 80-90K/episode range) soon found out and are now requesting raises too.


So what do you think? Do Fox and Lilly deserve almost double what the rest make? And does everyone deserve more?


Source: TV Guide

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Aug 12, 2008 5:03AM EDT

They can't lose anything (if they get fired the show can't keep on going) so why not ask!!They either stay with the same sallary, or get even more!
I think TV sallary should depend on the acting hours they spend (I thought it was that way already :S)

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Aug 12, 2008 7:41AM EDT

They have gotten rid of folks off the show due to off screen drunkenness, what makes you think they couldn't rewrite some stuff to get rid of Jack or Kate?

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Aug 12, 2008 1:46PM EDT

well they would have a hard job, as they would have to get rid of the future versions of kate and jack, but still have the present day versions leading up to the future events, so unless they miss that out completely (which would just ruin the story completely) then they will have to negotiate with them

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Aug 12, 2008 1:49PM EDT

They're obviously going to get more money and yeah, while the writers could write them out (I think they are capable of just about anything), they're not going to.I just wonder if everyone thinks that Jack/Kate are still the most pivotal elements of the story and are perceived as the stars of the show (and hence deserve so much more than everyone else).I've found them to be among the less interesting characters honestly in the last 2 seasons...

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Aug 12, 2008 7:31PM EDT

Agree on the last 2 season of them being "not so important" but a majority of the fans, including myself watch it for Jack/Kate/Sawyer. The writers know how to write them off but that would cause a huge decrease in viewers. So like Nago said: "They can't lose anything." I am pretty sure ABC will tell other cast members they those two will always get more because the vocal point is around them.

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Aug 19, 2008 11:55AM EDT

i find jack the most annoying and boring of all characters on lost if he gets more money you got to pay up the other more interesting characters...if lost looses anymore vital characters it will loose its viewers

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