Amid the Hollywood strike, an interview has resurfaced through which Scott revealed the shockingly low paycheck he acquired for engaged on the 1999 comedy.
Seann William Scott has revealed how a lot he earned for enjoying Stifler in American Pie— and the extraordinarily low pay might shock you.
Amid the Hollywood strike, a March 2022 interview has resurfaced, through which Scott shared onThe Wealthy Eisen Present that he solely made $8,000 for starring within the 1999 comedy, which marked his first feature-length function.
Getty / Netflix
With AI at Heart of Hollywood Strike, Netflix Hiring $900K a Yr AI Function
“That was some huge cash on the time,” Scott, 46, stated.
“I keep in mind afterwards I purchased a used Thunderbird for like 5 grand, possibly six. I am like, ‘Oh yeah, child,” he recalled. “I do not know what occurred to the opposite two grand as a result of I ended up having to work on the LA Zoo as a churro man, so possibly it was even lower than eight grand.”
“I shot the film. We had been ready for the film to come back out,” Scott added. “I obtained the Thunderbird, possibly spent all of it on the Thunderbird, possibly it was the whole $8,000, $7000, after which I had this different odd job, then I labored on the LA Zoo ready for the film to come back out.”
American Pie went on to rake in over $235 million on the field workplace, and spawned three sequels together with American Pie 2 (2001), American Wedding ceremony (2003)and American Reunion (2012), with Scott reportedly incomes $5 million along with a share of field workplace gross.
Scott’s resurfaced interview comes amid the continuing SAG-AFTRA and WGA strike, through which actors and writers are protesting what they are saying are unfair wages and remedy. (For a breakdown of the problems, calls for and economics of the SAG-AFTRA strike, click on right here.)
Throughout the strike, many stars have spoken out about incomes stunning low — nor nonexistent — residual checks, whereas others have revealed they needed to get second jobs due to being underpaid for performing roles.
That is the first time in 60 years the 2 unions have protested on the identical time, with each SAG and WGA battling towards the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers (AMPTP).