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Friends Co-Creator Thought It Was ‘Ridiculous’ Ross and Rachel Were Getting $1 Million Per Episode

29 July 2015 7:40 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

“A million dollars an episode is kinda ridiculous,” Marta Kauffman, one of the creators of "Friends, said at the Television Critics Association press tour on Tuesday. “Let’s be honest, that’s a lot of money.” The Wrap reports that Kauffman, who runs Grace and Frankie at Netflix, was responding to a question about the cast's demands, where they famously got $1 million for each episode of the final two seasons (about $1.32 million today). "I think it's inflated. And there’s something unrealistic about it. Not everybody is going to get a million dollars an episode. So I think actually what we’re all doing [now] is actually more reasonable and makes more sense."Kauffman said that the Netflix model of 13 episodes (or fewer) was because of it. "When you do 24 episodes for a network, you know, that’s your whole year. You don’t have time to do other stuff.” Netflix »

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