Galling Stuff: Hugh Laurie Complains About £250,000 Per Episode 'House' Job

There’s nothing more galling than listening to a TV actor complaining about their £250,000 per episode job, is there? Perhaps someone might like to tell Hugh Laurie that, because that’s exactly what he’s been doing, in an interview with Radio Times (reported by Daily Mail). Now, we’ve all had days where we’d rather not get up for work, or fantasized about some event or other cropping up that would prevent us from getting ourselves to work. However, if we were earning a quarter of a million pounds per episode, we reckon we’d probably do our best to be pretty chipper about the whole thing.

Laurie told Radio Times, however, that he simply couldn’t cope with all the pressure of fame that his successful, £250,000 per episode job brought him and had to go through the tiring process of getting hi car windows blacked out just to retain a degree of privacy. Now don’t get us wrong, we appreciate that constant attention and harassment must be wearing, but perhaps telling the national magazines all about your woes isn’t the best outlet for your struggles. He must be able to afford a therapist, surely?

“I had some pretty bleak times, dark days when it seemed like there was no escape. And having a very Presbyterian work ethic, I was determined never to be late, not to miss a single day's filming. You wouldn't catch me phoning in to say, 'I think I may be coming down with the flu,” he reportedly told Radio Times. Our hearts weep, Hugh. 

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What an utterly twatty article. What exactly do you expect him to do, lie and say that he loved his job and that he was never ever frustrated or depressed because, as well know, having money means that you can never be unhappy? It couldn't be more obvious that you're trying to rally people to your side with this "yeah-us-poor-people-gotta-stick-together-fuck-those-richos," and the only way you could think to do so was to try and demonize Hugh Laurie for answering an interview question honestly - even though he acknowledges in the interview (in a part that you seem to have accidentally omitted - oh dear) that in hindsight it feels ridiculous to have been made so unhappy by an acting job. Seriously, this entire article is attacking him for the crime of not liking his job, just because he was well-paid for it. What a load of petty, bitter, jealous bullshit. Grow up.

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Do you think that he rang up the paper in a fit of tears crying? They ask him these boring questions about dealing with fame and he answers. Now your publishing it. Brilliant work.

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Do you think that he rang up the paper in a fit of tears crying for help? They ask him these boring questions about dealing with fame and he answers. Now you publish it. Brilliant work.

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