The growing number of viewers and loyal customers gained by Game of Throne has made it a colossal hit for HBO and the actors’ salaries reflect that.
Stars like Kit Harington (who plays Jon Snow) and Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) got big raises in 2017 ahead of the show’s final season, which premiered on Sunday. They now make $500,000 an episode.
Before that, their latest raise came in 2014, when Harington, Headey, Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) each made $300,000 an episode, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter said in October: actors like Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) still don’t even make as much as some of the stars of another HBO hit, “Westworld.” Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, and Thandie Newton are making $250,000 an episode for that show’s upcoming third season, The Hollywood Reporter said in October.