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Mayim Bialik: Actors are 'overpaid'

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Mayim Bialik: Actors are 'overpaid'

Mayim Bialik thinks actors are "overpaid".

The 'Big Bang Theory' star believes her and her co-stars get paid too much but doesn't think the high pay figures make the quality of the show any better as its success is down to the talent of the "extraordinary cast and amazing writing staff".

She told the New York Daily News' [email protected] column: "I don't make as much money as people think I do. I don't think about the money a lot. I am an employed actor and we are all overpaid. I am grateful to be employed. But I still need to think about what is next and I think about it a lot.

"I don't think the pay has anything to do with the quality of the show. We have an extraordinary cast and amazing writing staff and people all care passionately about putting on a show every week."

Meanwhile, it was previously reported that the three main stars - Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco - of the popular television show receive $1 million each per episode.

A source said at the time: "[They will get] larger pieces of the show, signing bonuses, production deals and advances towards the back-end."

The stars of the show dominated Forbes' Highest-Earning TV Actors list last year. Jim came out on top with $29 million and was followed closely behind by Johnny with $27 million. Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayya also came joint third.