Just because your mom created the show, doesn’t mean you get a big payday for guest starring.
The Blast obtained a copy of Shonda Rhimes‘ daughter’s contract from her cameo on the series finale of “Scandal.”
15-year-old Harper Rhimes appeared in the very last scene of the show, as she walks through the White House to discover a portrait of Olivia Pope.
According to Harper’s contract, she earned $1,089 for one day of work, with a rate of $990 plus a 10% advance for any post-production work needed.
Seeing as Shonda created the show, she could have paid Harper a star’s salary and given her a trailer … but you gotta hand it to Rhimes for keeping her daughter grounded. Plus, a thousand bucks for a day’s worth of work ain’t too shabby.
Harper once claimed in an interview to not be a fan of either of her mom’s mega TV hits, “Scandal” or “Grey’s Anatomy.” That probably changes when the checks start rolling in.
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) April 20, 2018