British actress Jemima Kirke is a young and upcoming British actress who currently appears on the popular U.K. program “Girls”. She has been working as an actress since 2005 but had not performed in a role that gave her acclaim or wide recognition until she was cast for her current show. Kirke only had two roles before girls and some sources claim that she never received payment for her work in one of those roles.
This is kind of hard for some people to believe but there are some actors who actually work in the film industry and do not get paid for doing it. When an actor is relatively unknown and they are trying to pay their dues; sometimes, it might be required for them not to get paid for their appearances in a movie or TV program. However, this is the exception and not the norm.
Most actors, no matter how small their roles, are usually compensated for their work on films. As a matter of fact they are more than willing to pay an actor a couple of hundred dollars for a day’s worth of work. Intern actors or people who are unknown will sometimes do a film without pay just to get noticed or to gain some experience. Once again, most credible studios are more than willing to pay anyone who has worked on their film.
The details about Kirke not receiving pay for her work in a film are not clear. We can only speculate that if she did not receive pay that she and the studio worked out some agreement for this not to take place. The field of acting is loaded with competition and sometimes people just have to do what they can in order to get their foot in the door. Maybe this is what Kirke had to do just to gain the experience that she needed for her current role in the “Girls” series. By the way , she is getting paid for her role on this program.