There’s one thing big actors have to think about before demanding more money. Can they be replaced? I learned that one early on in a high school drama class. My somewhat wacko teacher used the line “You can be replaced” all the time. Now to be clear none of us were making salary demands. Maybe we just needed to go pee but were denied the opportunity during a particularly sensitive rehearsal of some musical number. Even so we were reminded that we were nothing more than interchangeable cogs in the wheel of high school theater politics.

It seems that a couple of the lower echelon actors in the Twilight series didn’t learn that lesson. Or maybe their agents are dreaming of that Porsche they’ve always wanted. Now, finally they have a client who is in the Big Picture. They see money money money money for their clients. Or shall I say more money than any of us will likely see in oh, I don’t know a decade? A lifetime?

The two malcontents in the Twilight zone are Kellan Lutz who plays Emmet Cullen and Ashley Greene who plays Alice Cullen. They want more money to return to the set of Twilight: Breaking Dawn. According to Cinema Blend the two are already being paid ten times what they were paid for the first film. Not bad for two vanilla, generic looking young actors who could be replaced without anyone noticing.

I say fire them. Put them out the door. Strip them of their Twilight pedigree and pluck some gosh darn eager kids off the street and drop them into the roles of the Cullen kids.

I suspect no one will ever see a difference.

Would you?


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