Online streaming is a booming industry, with brands like Disney+, Apple TV+, Netflix, Amazon Prime and HBO Max just some of the big names pushing out series that viewers just can’t get enough of. With the pressure on to match their competitors, traditional TV and film, it’s only natural that these streaming services have to bring in some of Hollywood’s big hitters to hook viewers. But highly sought-after actors don’t come cheap – in fact, some command a staggering pay packet for each and every episode they feature in. Here are the top 10 actors with the highest pay per episode. The 7 richest Real Housewives of Beverly Hills of all time Chris Pratt – US$1.4 million per episode Known for playing roles like Andy Dwyer in Parks and Recreation and Peter Quill in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, Chris Pratt comes in first on the list. He’s reportedly earning up to US$1.4 million per episode for Amazon Prime’s The Terminal List . In addition to starring in the series, he is also an executive producer. There has been no announcement of when the show will air, but we can expect to see a rough and rugged Pratt playing James Reece, a navy seal who returns home after a mission has gone awry. Jeff Bridges – US$1 million per episode With a long career of notable roles, including winning an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Crazy Heart (2010), Jeff Bridges is set to star in Hulu’s newest series The Old Man . For each episode Bridges features in, he earns US$1 million, according to Variety . The thriller series follows Bridges – a former intelligence officer now off the grid – who finds himself a target for assassination. Although very little has been revealed during filming, The Old Man is set to premiere on FX on Hulu in 2022. Beyoncé and Jay-Z confirmed as new faces of Tiffany & Co Bryan Cranston – US$750,000 per episode Bryan Cranston made his name as Dr Tim Whatley in Seinfeld and the legendary character Walter White in Breaking Bad , but nowadays he stars in Showtime’s Your Honour as Michael Desiato, a New Orleans judge who does everything to protect his son, who accidentally killed another teenager with his car. Each episode Cranston is in earns him US$750,000. The series premiered last December and was picked up again in August 2021 for a second season. With further filming to come, Cranston could be earning even more for future episodes. Will Paris Hilton reach billionaire status like frenemy Kim K? Sarah Jessica Parker – US$650,000 to US$750,000 per episode Sex and the City fans rejoiced when news came of an upcoming SATC sequel ( And Just Like That …) set to debut on HBO Max later this year. Leading lady Sarah Jessica Parker will be returning to her iconic role as Carrie Bradshaw in the programme. Alongside Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis, the three original cast members , Parker is earning US$650,000 to US$750,000 per episode. So far, teaser pictures of Bradshaw’s typically bold designer outfits have stoked excitement for the show online. Not long to wait now. Cynthia Nixon – US$650,000 to US$750,000 per episode Reprising her role as cynical lawyer Miranda Hobbes, Cynthia Nixon will also be in HBO Max’s And Just Like That … and will also be bagging US$650,000 to US$750,000 per episode. Production of the show began in June 2021, with the trio of ladies spotted filming on site in New York City several times in the past few weeks. Fans are on the edge of their seats waiting for the series, as producers have kept the release date under wraps, only saying that it will be released in late 2021. Interview: Nightbirde’s America’s Got Talent run comes to an end Kristin Davis -US$650,000 to US$750,000 per episode Making up the last of the original quartet to appear in HBO Max’s And Just Like That … is Kristin Davis, who will also be returning to her past role as Charlotte Goldenblatt. Like her co-stars, is earning between US$650,000 to US$750,000 for each episode. Kate Winslet – US$650,000 per episode Award-winning actress Kate Winslet plays Marianne “Mare” Sheehan in HBO Max’s Mare of Easttown , a detective who investigates the murder and disappearance of two young girls in Easttown, Pennsylvania. Winslet reportedly earned US$650,000 per episode for the crime drama, and the series has received critical acclaim from multiple sources, earning itself 16 nominations at the 73rd Emmy Awards, including Winslet being nominated as an outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie. ‘Sheeranville’? Why Ed Sheeran and Adele are building huge fan-proof estates Gillian Anderson – US$600,000 per episode Gillian Anderson is one of three leading ladies starring in Showtime’s upcoming The First Lady . She’ll be working alongside Michelle Pfeiffer and Viola Davis in the series and playing Eleanor Roosevelt, who was first lady between 1933 to 1945. Variety reports that Anderson will earn US$600,000 per episode. With Anderson having been in several hit television series in the past few years, including Netflix’s Sex Education and The Crown , we can’t wait to see how she’ll portray the formidable Roosevelt. Who’s the richest Hilton? The hotel family’s net worths – ranked Michelle Pfeiffer – US$600,000 per episode Joining Anderson on The First Lady is Michelle Pfeiffer. She’ll be taking on the role of former first lady Betty Ford, who was active from 1974 to 1997. Pfeiffer will be earning US$600,000 per episode of The First Lady , which has been described as a US version of The Crown by the Television Critics’ Association, with each actress portraying a first lady from a different era. Inside Leonardo DiCaprio’s new US$7 million Los Angeles home Viola Davis – US$600,000 per episode Rounding out the cast of leading ladies on the show, Viola Davis will play Michelle Obama, who was first lady from 2009 to 2017. Like her fellow cast mates, Davis will be earning a cool US$600,000 for each episode of The First Lady . With the show in production since February 2021, producers have been keeping details largely under wraps, but it’s likely to air in late 2022.