Tracee Ellis Ross is being paid significantly less than her Black-ish co-star Anthony Anderson, which has her role on the hit ABC show in jeopardy.
According to reports, if Tracee Ellis Ross pay isn’t brought up to her co-stars, she will take a smaller role on the NAACP Image Award winning show.
Via The Hollywood Reporter, Ellis Ross feels that if she isn’t brought up to Anderson’s level, she may opt to appear in fewer episodes to make up the disparity by guesting on another show. The tactic has split opinions within Time’s Up, with some worried that it’s more a retreat than a forward-looking solution (fitting in extra work isn’t always feasible, and often an actress wouldn’t earn as much guesting as she would as a network star). A network source says a new deal will significantly increase her compensation and cautioned that Anderson and Ellis Ross’ roles aren’t equal given that he has been attached to Black-ish from the start and is an executive producer on the show.
Black-ish salary negotiations are ongoing, according to reports.