If you work alongside Zendaya, sis will fight to get you paid!
According to Showbiz CheatSheet, the actor’s co-workers on the set of her recent film, “Malcolm & Marie,” will reap some great financial benefits. The team reportedly enacted a “points system” that would allow crew members to get more money as the film drew in more coins.
Zendaya appeared alongside John David Washington in the film that took place in California’s Caterpillar House with a crew of 22 and was born out of the thought on whether or not a story could be told given the restrictions of the pandemic.
The actor was an advocate for her co-workers on set as they filmed in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic when most had lost their jobs at the time.
“We got to create this financial structure where all of our crew members also got points on it, so when it sold, they made money as well, so hopefully that will be a system that can continue,” Zendaya shared during an HFPA panel for the Golden Globes. “I think it’s important that we take care of our people.”
For the growing Gen-Z icon, it was all about doing what felt right.
“It just felt like the right thing to do,” continued Zendaya. “These are the people that are laying all the tracks and were with us through the whole thing — and literally putting their blood, sweat, and tears into it.”
Variety reports that the Netflix movie sold for $30 million.
Per Today: “Typically one point equals 1%. Everyone on the cast and crew who had points was likely handsomely rewarded for their work. So even if a crew member had just one point, that could equal $300,000 in profit for them from the sale to Netflix.”
If that’s the case, we love to see it.