Linda Hunt’s portrayal of Hetty Lange on NCIS: Los Angeles is arguably the most popular part of the show, but how much does Hunt make for her role?
Many fans of NCIS: Los Angeles have probably wondered: How much does Linda Hunt, an actress with so much experience, get paid? It’s a shocking amount, really.
Due to Linda Hunt‘ limited availability, her character Hetty Lange has been communicating with other cast members via video chats in season 12 of the NCIS: Los Angeles crime thriller.
The producers of the show have been cautious about exposing the actress to the coronavirus outbreak by limiting her time on set. But let’s talk about the salary she receives from the program for a while.
A celebrity’s salary for an appearance on a TV show is based on a number of factors. Factors like the show’s popularity, the actor’s profile, and the budget all have a role.
However, based on viewership, stars on CBS and The CW can earn an average of $40,000 per episode. The higher the actor’s profile, the more he can expect to get paid.
Given Hunt’s long career in show business, it’s safe to assume that she earns well over $80,000 every episode of NCIS: Los Angeles.
They expect a $2 million annual profit, and that’s not counting the money they make from residual royalties every time one of their movies or TV shows is rebroadcast.
But the truth is that another actor in the NCIS: Los Angeles cast makes more money, and we’ll get to that about later.