'Enola Holmes 2' on Netflix: Millie Bobby Brown creates history with $10M salary for actor under 20
'Enola Holmes' didn't appear in the top 10 of Netflix’s most-watched movies ever, but it was still a big enough hit to warrant a sequel. 'Enola Holmes 2', like the original, stars Millie Bobby Brown as the teenage sister of Sherlock Holmes, played by Henry Cavill. Details are being kept under wraps but Millie Bobby Brown has reportedly made history as she is set to receive a paycheck of $10 million (£8.4million) for her role in 'Enola Holmes 2'.
The 18-year-old 'Stranger Things' star is thought to be setting a record for the largest upfront salary paid to an actor under the age of 20. Its sequel was recently confirmed to be released on Netflix later this year. According to Variety, the actress first played the role of Enola in the 2020 film and is set to earn a significantly larger sum for the sequel. In the new film, Enola will seek to unravel the mystery of a missing girl, with the help of her friends and famous brother.
Netflix confirmed that there would be a sequel to the film, which received positive reviews from critics, in May. Taking to Twitter, the streaming service announced: 'A sequel is afoot! Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill will return in ENOLA HOLMES 2'. The film's synopsis reads, "Now a detective-for-hire like her infamous brother, Enola Holmes takes on her first official case to find a missing girl, as the sparks of a dangerous conspiracy ignite a mystery that requires the help of friends — and Sherlock himself — to unravel."
A sequel is afoot! Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill will return in ENOLA HOLMES 2 🔍 pic.twitter.com/cMx2x9sTwx— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) May 13, 2021
Bobby Brown’s salary appeared on Variety, which also reported that Tom Cruise, one of only two actors who “justify their salaries”, stands to earn $100 million for 'Top Gun: Maverick'. Other notable figures include $35 million for Will Smith in Emancipation, $20 million for Chris Hemsworth in Extraction 2, and $12.5 million for Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in Barbie. Millie reportedly earned a hefty paycheck of $20,000 per episode of the first season of Stranger Things. Her salary then skyrocketed to $250,000 per episode by season three, thanks to the huge popularity of the show, according to Deadline.
The 1980s-set series follows a group of teens in a fictional Indiana town as they battle supernatural forces unleashed by shadowy government organizations. Variety recently reported that the latest season is now Netflix's second title ever to garner over one billion hours viewed. Fans went wild over the release of the second half of the series when it hit Netflix recently. Along with her film and TV career, Millie has likely made additional income from her majority stake in her skincare brand Florence By Mills.