Last week, we linked to a report that Freida Pinto was rumored to receive an astonishing 3 million for the upcoming Woody Allen project. It was a hard number to swallow. One smart whip picked up that post and started a great conversation on an IMDB board. A variant of that same conversation is on going at the always lively Criterion board. I encourage all the readers of this blog to click the aforementioned links. The conversations are informative, to say the least.
For those readers who don't know, and whom were uncertain why Good Small Films felt it necessary to post about Pinto's reported salary, one long standing precedent of appearing in an Allen film is the agreement of cast members to work for scale. 3 million is well beyond scale--more than 2.5 million steps beyond scale.
At this point, it's impossible to know if the rumors are true. There could be many other explanations, or the Indian press report could simply be a lie. We don't know. As we find out more, we'll be sure to update our posts.