How Much the Stranger Things Cast Gets Paid Per Episode

Stranger Things cast and crew pose with Netflix execs at the show's Season 3 world premiere
Stranger Things cast and crew pose with Netflix execs at the show's Season 3 world premiere
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Within a matter of just three years Stranger Things has become one of the most beloved television series of its era. Many young actors got their start on season one of the show and have since gotten other roles. But the question is, how much are these relatively rookie actors getting paid to bring this sci-fi story to life?

The Stranger Things cast isn’t doing too badly, as Variety reports [PDF]. Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan), Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Natalia Dyer (Nancy), and Noah Schnapp (Will) are all pulling in a reported $250,000 per episode. David Harbour (Jim), Winona Ryder (Joyce), and Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) make $350,000 per episode. And Sadie Sink (Max), who joined the show in Season 2, makes a reported $150,000 per episode.

The beloved show certainly has a lot of different fan theories surrounding it. Learn why some think Stranger Things and It take place in the same universe, and more, by heading here.

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Watch The Office's Rainn Wilson and Angela Kinsey Interview Each Other in This Hilarious Throwback Clip

Brian Baumgartner, Rachael Harris, Angela Kinsey, and Rainn Wilson in The Office.
Brian Baumgartner, Rachael Harris, Angela Kinsey, and Rainn Wilson in The Office.
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When it comes to The Office, the only thing that might be better than another binge session down memory lane is a behind-the-scenes gem from back in the day.

A must-see exchange occurred between actors Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute) and Angela Kinsey (Angela Martin), who interviewed each other for Entertainment Weekly back in 2007. In the video below, the onscreen lovers sit down for a discussion about everything from their favorite movies to the weirdest cast member quirks. As the acting pros do impressions of each other, they can’t stop laughing—and neither can we. One fan even noted in the comments section, “I’ve never seen Angela smile so much.”

Check out all the crack-up moments and cast member reveals in the video below.

[h/t Entertainment Weekly]