Acting legend Angela Bassett recently received a pay increase, and made history in the process.
Deadline announced that the 9-1-1 star will be earning $450,000 per episode of the first responder drama series, making Bassett one of the highest-paid actresses on network television. She’s also on her way to becoming the highest-paid Black actress for network television ever.
The news of Bassett came on Tuesday (August 3), which is also Black Women’s Equal Pay Day –– the day in the year when Black women finally catch up to what white men earned the year prior. Bassett’s salary increase has some saying it’s been long enough. Even at $450K, I feel like FOX is getting away with robbery for Angela Bassett