36 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Friends You Definitely Don’t Know
The cast negotiated for higher pay together
Many of the behind-the-scenes secrets of Friends are tame but of course, they have to include some money issues! During the first season of the show, the entire cast received the same salary, $22,000 an episode. But, by the second season, their salaries began to change unevenly and they were not having it. Before the third season, the entire cast entered salary negotiations together and angled for equal pay for all six of the main stars. Some even took a pay cut to ensure that everyone was getting paid fairly for the equal work they were all doing! It clearly worked out well for them since by the final couple seasons, the cast members were making $1 million per episode!