Khloe Kardashian Defends Family’s Announced Nine-Figure Deal For New Hulu Show
Khloe Kardashian has come to the defense of her family amid reports they are set to receive a nine-figure salary for their upcoming reality show The Kardashians.
Kardashian, 37, discussed the financial terms of the show during a recent interview with Variety. According to the reality TV star, how much she and her family will earn for starring on the show was a major factor in their contracts, and one they feel is justified.
“We give so much of our personal life for entertainment,” she explained. “We still have our private family conversations, and we’re pretty brutal, me and my sisters, with what we’ll or won’t agree to.”
“But not all money is good money,” the Good American founder added. “It must be a good fit, and Hulu was just the perfect fit for us.”
Although the famous family did not specify what their payment will be, they will each earn the same amount of money.
“We are all equal,” Kardashian said.
According to insiders who spoke with Varietythe Kardashian-Jenner clan will get a nine-figure paycheck from Hulu for their show.
Kardashian’s mother, Kris Jenner, also opened up about the success of her and her daughters over the years as their hit show, Follow the Karadashians, aired on E! for 20 seasons. When asked why they are doing another reality show, Jenner expressed the importance of making money.
“Well, money still matters,” she said. “I think anyone would be silly to say that money doesn’t matter anymore.”
The matriarch then hinted that her family may have had a bidding war among other networks, after they left E! “We had options for sure, but I’m not one to kiss and tell.”
Kardashian noted that Jenner is still the one handling the family’s business negotiations and that she “fights like a pit bull.”
As for how the network signed the Kardashian-Jenners deal, Dana Walden, president of entertainment at Walt Disney Television, said the network needed to “step up” in order to give the family the proper deal.
“We’ve done a lot of things that they really deserve,” she said. “Who would you want more for your unscripted slate than the Kardashians? They perfectly symbolize our strategy of taking the big hits, but the right shots, and betting on amazing talent and top notch opportunities in every kind.
As revealed in the trailer for The Kardashiansthe show follows Jenner, Kardashian and her sisters: Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner.
The Kardashians will premiere on Hulu in the US on April 14 and on Disney Plus in the UK.