“Frozen” actress laments $926 paycheck while blockbuster film grosses $1.2B

Frozen” is probably the most successful movies in recent years. It became the highest-grossing film of 2013, the highest grossing animated film and the 5th highest-grossing film of all time.

And that is on top of winning Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song and Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature, among other accolades from various international award-giving bodies.

The blockbuster musical film went on to earn $1.274 billion worldwide, the highest-grossing film released by Walt Disney Pictures.

Unbelievable as it may sound, but one of the actresses who played Elsa, one of the movie’s central characters, was only paid a paltry $926 for her few speaking lines.

Spencer Lacey Ganus, 15, who voiced the 12-year-old Elsa was only paid a one-day guaranteed paycheck equivalent to $926.20 as per the contract which was filed in the court, the TMZ reports.

That’s even less than 0.0001 percent of the film’s total earnings, or 0.000077% to be exact according to the website.

That makes everyone wonder how about Idina Menzel, who played the grown-up Elsa and the voice behind the iconic song “Let it Go”, the movie’s equally chart-busting soundtrack?

Well, compared to Menzel, Ganus speaking line consisted only of four dialogues and a 30-second exposure after the final 102-minute edited version was released.


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