My Big Fat Greek Wedding Stars Demand More Money

The cast of sleeper hit MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING have joined forces to demand a larger share of the movie's huge profits.

According to American tabloid the NATIONAL ENQUIRER, the stars of the romantic comedy have asked TOM HANKS and his wife RITA WILSON and the movie's other producers to hand over a bigger cut of the $350 million (GBP233 million) the surprise hit made at the box office.

A source explains, "NIA VARDALOS, who wrote the script and starred in the movie, negotiated a percentage of the profits, but the rest of the cast locked themselves into a flat salary.

"As a result, most of the cast walked away with less then $100,000 (GBP62,500) each. You can imagine their chagrin when they learned that Nia's 10 per cent deal earned her $35 million (GBP23 million), while they barely got enough to pay their bills.

"So certain members of the cast sent a letter to Tom and Rita, as well as producers GAR GOETZMAN and STEVEN SHARESHIAN, asking for some small reward for their work in making the film a success."

The letter was signed by ANDREA MARTIN, LAINIE KAZAN and LOUIS MANDYLOR.

Goetzman says the castmembers will get additional compensation, although he's refusing to say how much each star will receive.

23/06/2003 13:54

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Tags: My Big Fat Greek Wedding - Tom Hanks - Rita Wilson - Nia Vardalos - Andrea Martin - Lainie Kazan


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