Frozen's Teen Elsa Was Paid Just $926

No, we didn't forget any zeros after that number
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2014 9:30 AM CST

Frozen has grossed more than $1.2 billion, but the actress who voiced a teenage Elsa in the movie got just 0.000077% of those profits, TMZ reports. Spencer Lacey Ganus, 15, got just the one-day guaranteed payment of $926.20 from Disney, according to a contract filed in court. Of course, to be fair, according to TMZ's video of Ganus' scene, she had just 16 words in the movie: "I'm scared! It's getting stronger! No! Don't touch me! Please ... I don't want to hurt you." Idina Menzel played an adult Elsa for most of the movie, and Eva Bella played the character as a young child.

Despite lots of reactionary headlines like "Frozen actress slams Disney," it's not clear why TMZ is reporting this information, as Jezebel notes—the gossip site "was too busy making the obvious 'Let It Go' joke for the second time to explain any further. It doesn't say she's suing or even complaining," writes Kelly Faircloth (at least one outlet reported Ganus was suing, then had to issue a retraction). "But it makes for a great reminder that not every kid who goes to Hollywood gets Hannah Montana's paycheck, so please do feel free to share this tidbit with any 14-year-old aspiring starlets in your social circle." (More Disney stories.)

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