‘Big Bang Theory’ Cast Members Make Generous ‘Pay Cut’ Gesture for Fellow Cast Members to Get Raises

Mayim Bialik (back left) and Melissa Raunch (right left)
Mayim Bialik (back left) and Melissa Rauch (right left)

*Sometimes you just can’t pass up an opportunity to show what human kindness really looks like. I was touched when I learned that the original actors from the popular comedy The Big Bang Theory offered to take a pay cut so that two other cast members who came onto the show later, and don’t make as much, can get raises when new contract time comes around.

Wow! Talk about putting your money where your mouth is!

These five original cast members,  Jim Parsons (a funny as hell character in commercials too; who also did an extraordinary job in ‘Hidden Figures’), Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg each make a cool million dollars per episode of the hit show; so the pay cut is meager to them.

Jim Parsons
“Ouch, Charlie Horse, call for help!”–Jim Parsons in TV commercial

But still, they didn’t have to give up anything. The kind gesture will free up $500,000 per episode for Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch to split and secure raises in a new contract.

Jim Parsons seated forefront, 2nd from left. Photo Credit: Hopper Stone.
Jim Parsons seated forefront, 2nd from left. Photo Credit: Hopper Stone.

The cast is known to be extremely close, and the strong camaraderie they share is evidenced by this kind gesture.

I think that’s pretty darn cool guys.

 

 

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