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Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting’s $1m Big Bang deal

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting will reportedly earn $1 million per episode of The Big Bang Theory.

The 28-year-old actress agreed on the three-year deal with Warner Bros after a week of negotiation over contracts and pay, according to Deadline Hollywood.

Her co-stars Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki will also be paid $1 million per episode of the hit television series.

In addition to their staggering wage, the trio will also receive a variety of “bonuses and backend fees”. The extras mean that by the time the actors’ contracts end in 2017, they will each have earned an estimated $90 million.

While Kaley, Jim and Johnny have all agreed their contracts, their fellow stars Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg are thought to still be in negotiations with Warner Bros over their pay rises.

However, TV Line are reporting that the pair are “expected to close” their deals in the next two days.

If the final two contracts are agreed, the cast could begin shooting the new series of The Big Bang Theory as soon as Wednesday.

Production on the eighth season was brought to a halt a week ago when Kaley, Jim, Johnny, Kunal and Simon all refused to continue working on the show without new deals and pay rises.

Speaking about the contract negotiations earlier this month, executive producer Chuck Lorre insisted the cast wholeheartedly deserve their new pay packets.

“There here are people at Warner Brothers Television and people representing the actors who have done this before," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "This will work itself out. I think it's great; I want them all to be crazy wealthy because nobody deserves it more than this cast. It'll work out."

Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch, who also star in the show, previously secured reportedly large pay rises earlier this month following the discussions with Warner Bros.

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