Mandy Moore earns pennies in residual checks from This Is Us streaming

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Mandy Moore attends the NBCU FYC House closing night music event at NBCU FYC House on May 25, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Mandy Moore says some of her paychecks for her role on This Is Us after it went to a streaming platform were for literally less than $1.

On July 18, 2023, she picked up her protest sign and headed to the picket line as a member of the American actors’ union, Screen Actors Guild — American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA).

Moore has claimed she received residual cheques as low as 81 cents, despite the NBC series now being streamed on Hulu.

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Actress Mandy Moore joins SAG-AFTRA and WGA members as they walk the picket line on Day 2 at The Walt Disney Co. studios on July 14, 2023 in Burbank, California. Members of SAG-AFTRA, Hollywood’s largest union which represents actors and other media professionals, have joined striking WGA (Writers Guild of America) workers in the first joint walkout against the studios since 1960. The strike could shut down Hollywood productions completely with writers in the third month of their strike against the Hollywood studios. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The actor played the role of Rebecca Pearson in the series and, according to IMDb, appeared in 106 episodes of the six seasons that ran from 2016-2022.

The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Mandy Moore, who was Emmy-nominated for This is Us, on the Disney picket line in Burbank, California. She had some things to say, namely that she’s received residual checks that were comically low: “very tiny, like 81-cent checks.”

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Mandy Moore attends The 2nd Annual HCA TV Awards: Broadcast & Cable at The Beverly Hilton on August 13, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

That’s nothing. “I was talking with my business manager who said he’s received a residual for a penny and two pennies,” Moore added.

“The residual issue is a huge issue,” Moore said. “We’re in incredibly fortunate positions as working actors having been on shows that found tremendous success in one way or another … but many actors in our position for years before us were able to live off of residuals or at least pay their bills.”


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