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  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Jason Sudeikis has reportedly landed a major pay rise on 'Ted Lasso'

    The 45-year-old actor plays the lead character on the hit comedy show, and he's negotiated a significant bump in his salary ahead of the new season of the Apple TV+ series


    Jason has sealed a deal that'll see him earn around $1 million an episode, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which says that the other cast members have also been given pay rises.

    The comedy star is a head writer and ex ecutive producer of the show, and following negotiations with Warner Bros. Television, his pay has risen dramatically from the $250,000 to $300,000 per-episode sum he previously earned.

    The series is based on an NBC Sports short from 2013 and has proven to be a huge hit with TV viewers, receiving as many as 20 Primetime Emmy Award nominations.

    Jason - who stars as the American college football coach who is hired to coach an English soccer team - previously revealed he was determined to play a flawed, but ultimately likeable, character.

    He said: "I personally didn’t want to play a buffoon, or use our time and our scripts to humanise a b*****d – that had been done.

    "Ted, the character: he’s looking for the best parts of life."

    Jason also revealed he was keen to play an "ignorant" but "curious"

    personality.

    The Hollywood star - who first played Ted nearly a decade ago -

    explained: "A thing I have felt for a long time is that the worst version of, like, ‘a human man’ is a guy who is ignorant but arrogant.

    And so we wanted to play a guy that was ignorant, yes, but also curious

    - and that’s a subtle touch."

    © 2021 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

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