In a fair world, the good would prosper, quality would triumph and talent would be properly recognized and rewarded. As one of my husband’s former ROTC instructors used to say, “Ain’t nothing fair.”
The woman who penned The Trilogy That Dare Not Speak Its Name is said to be making $1.4 million a week. Yep, that’s right. A WEEK.
How much is Richard being paid –$2, $3 million or so–for the time and talent and energy and insight and creativity he has put into the character of Thorin for these two movies?
Gosh, he’s a bargain. But seeing these photos and knowing his talent, recognizing the power of this man on-screen when he turns on the full force of that IT factor, I do believe his asking price will be going up–and rightfully so. As far as I am concerned, he deserves every single penny.
(Having seen the number of comments people have been making re the above books thanking me profusely for providing spoilers and being honest in my assessment of them, I truly don’t think that juggernaut will continue indefinitely. People are waking up to the fact the emperor is, in fact, starkers. I hope the author is investing wisely.)