The highest paid Turkish actors
The beginning of the autumn-winter television season gives Turkish viewers new series and Turkish actors a new job. Of course, the hottest question for the Turkish press is finding out the salaries of the superstars. So who is the most expensive Turkish star right now?
Although the actors modestly claim that they earn little, journalists are confident of the opposite, announcing numbers that surprise ordinary people. Note that from time to time, the ongoing litigation, in which the real figures of the stars’ earnings are announced, prove that the journalists are right. The numbers they report, and the numbers announced in the courts, are of about the same order, with slight fluctuations.
The emergence of new players (digital platforms) has also influenced the earnings of stars. According to journalist Recep Arslan, the actors working on Netflix receive quite decent sums. So, Serenay Sarıkaya for 8 episodes of the series Şahmeran will earn 150 thousand Turkish lira per episode or 600 thousand lira per month. Beren Saat receives the same amount. Fahriye Evcen and Cansu Dere, who work in television, have the same salary of 150 thousand lira per episode. Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, who signed a contract with Netflix, earns 200 thousand Turkish lira. Burak Özçivit, who signed a contract with Mehmet Bozdag to work on the TV series The Ottoman – 250 thousand Turkish lira per episode.
According to the journalist, this season, Çağatay Ulusoy again became the record holder. For his work in the new series, the actor will earn 350 thousand Turkish lira, or 1 million 400 thousand lira per month. That is, every month he earns a new house, being the highest paid actor in Turkey. True, it is not yet known whether this project will be on the platform or on television.