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Mandy Moore says she received 81-cent checks in royalties for This Is Us

Mandy Moore says she received 81-cent checks in royalties for This Is Us

Despite This Is Us finding major success of streaming platforms, the actor claims that she received pennies per episode

This is Us was one of the biggest shows in the past decade, but the heart-warming series has come under some serious fire.

Mandy Moore has claimed she received residual cheques as low as 81 cents, despite the NBC series now being streamed on Hulu.

The actor played the role of Rebecca Pearson in the series and, according to IMDb, appeared in 106 episodes of the six seasons that ran from 2016-2022.

Her comments come amid the ongoing writers and actors’ strike, which has brought Hollywood to a halt.

Mandy Moore starred in This is Us, which ran for six seasons.

Moore is among the many people on strike, with the Emmy-nominated star claiming she was paid ‘very tiny, like 81-cent checks’ for This is Us.

Commenting from the SAG picket line outside Disney’s offices in California, she said that residuals were a ‘huge issue’.

Moore told The Hollywood Reporter: "We’re in incredibly fortunate positions as working actors having been on shows that found tremendous success in one way or another … but many actors in our position for years before us were able to live off of residuals or at least pay their bills.”

The actor added that her business manager had received checks for as little as a single penny for residuals.

Moore's comments come after Orange Is The New Black star Kimiko Glenn revealed she made $27.30 in royalties for starring in 44 episodes of the show.

Glenn added that she felt she'd 'deserve to get paid for as many streams as that s**t gets' and addressed the matter of her up-front pay too, saying she 'did not get paid very well' for appearing on the hit Netflix series.

Moore took to the picket line this week.

The union behind the actors’ strike, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), represents over 160,000 stars with many joining in the industrial action last week.

Meanwhile, the writers’ strike enters its second month with showrunners still in a deadlock overpay - with many productions now on indefinite hold until a new deal is struck.

This includes Deadpool 3, which had been filming in London last week with fans getting their first glimpse of Ryan Reynolds as he reprised his role of the titular merk with a mouth.

Joining him had been Hugh Jackman, who was returning as Wolverine after a lengthy hiatus with the Aussie even donning the famous blue and yellow suit from the comics.

Here’s hoping the strike is resolved soon as possible, as the last writers’ walk-out went on for over three months.

UNILAD has contacted NBC and Hulu for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage

Topics: Celebrity, Film and TV, Money