Zendaya Reportedly Negotiated $1M per Episode for ‘Euphoria’ Moving Forward

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Zendaya Coleman, who had enormous success as the lead on HBO’s “Euphoria,” isn’t messing around when it comes to having the cash to match.

According to GQ, the actress has reportedly closed a large contract that will pay her $1 million every episode.

The actress, who plays Rue Bennett in the series about teenagers attempting to negotiate life as they know it, has also won an Emmy for Best Lead Actress for both seasons of “Euphoria.”

The series returns in 2022 for an explosive second season after a three-year gap due to the pandemic.

According to GQ, Zendaya became an executive producer of the show when it returned. Her second Emmy win was just as historic as her first, purportedly making her the youngest person to ever be nominated for an Emmy, at the age of 25.

Throughout the previous season, Zendaya used social media to discuss what her character Rue meant to her and what she represents to so many others.

“I think in this show, and this season more specifically, she hits rock bottom,” Zendaya shared. “It’s my hope for people watching that they still see her as a person worthy of their love. And worthy of their time, and that she has a redemptive quality still, and that we still see the good in her even if she can’t see it in herself.”



She added, “I care about her deeply. I also care about the people who care about her because I think many of them share her story of addiction and sobriety, and many of them share a lot of emotional disorders, and I think it’s important that we continue to have that love for her.”

As previously reported, Zendaya has never been shy about exposing her personal mental health journey, saying that she sought treatment because she was overly anxious about her finances.

“The hope is to have a career where you can be in a position, financially, to just do things you want to do because you enjoy the work and not have to worry about the other things,” she said in a British Vogue (via Yahoo!) cover story. “But I’m always like, ‘I will always need to work.’ Because if I don’t work, then everything can be gone tomorrow.”



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