Zendaya is causing a stir online over her alleged record-breaking salary. According to an unconfirmed report from Puck News, the 26-year-old actor has reportedly renegotiated her Euphoria contract with HBO to earn close to a 7-figure payday per episode of the upcoming season.
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Zendaya Reportedly Negotiated A New Deal With HBO
Los Angeles Times recirculated news of Zendaya’s reported earning, and added to reports that the Golden Globe and Emmy-winning actor negotiated a new deal with HBO. According to the outlet, Zendaya’s new payday amount per Euphoria episode will reportedly make her “one of the highest-paid television actors in Hollywood.”
Additionally, the outlet speculates that Zendaya might be the youngest actor “to land such a deal.”
Zendaya’s Past Award Ceremony Wins & Accolades
Zendaya’s astonishing work as a young actor undoubtedly contributed to this major milestone in her career. In 2020, the actor made Emmy history as the youngest actor to win Best Lead Actress In A Drama Series. Zendaya was just 24 years old. In 2022, she won another award for Best Lead Actress In A Drama Series. Both awards are for her portrayal of the main character Rue in Euphoria.
Additionally, both of the award wins made her the only Black woman to “win two Emmy Awards for best lead actress in a drama,” as reported by the Los Angeles Times.
In January 2023, Zendaya won a Golden Globe for Best Television Actor In A Drama Series, as previously reported by The Shade Room. Although the actor wasn’t present at the ceremony to accept her award, she did take to Instagram to share a special thank you message with fans.
If all those award wins weren’t enough for Zendaya’s role on Euphoria, the 26-year-old also made history as the “youngest person ever to receive an Emmy nomination for producing at the age of 25.” The star reportedly executive produced season 2 of the HBO series, as reported by GQ.
Zendaya’s Role As Rue & What Fans May Be Able To Expect From Future Episodes
Zendaya stars as Rue Bennett on Euphoria, “a tortured high-school student who grapples with substance abuse in the wake of her father’s death,” as per the Los Angeles Times. The series also follows the mishaps, and fascinating lives, of her high school friends and acquaintances — some of whom also battle drug addiction, controlling romantic relationships, and finding themselves as young adults.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Zendaya shared what she hopes to see from future episodes of the show.
I think it’ll be exciting to explore the characters out of high school. I want to see what Rue looks like in her sobriety journey, how chaotic that might look. But also with all the characters, in the sense where they’re trying to figure out what to do with their lives when high school is over and what kind of people they want to be…
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