On set, actors get paid to wait. They wait for production, they wait for the light, they wait for hair and make-up. They wait. Waiting is a natural occurrence of our everyday life. In some places it is more ridiculous than others, but still, quite normal. What is abnormal is that actors have figured out a way to get paid for it. Handsomely.
As much as it makes me cringe, I understand why they have to pay actors so much money. Frankly, they would have to pay me millions to spend an entire day…waiting. Then, after they wait, they speak into a microphone and call it a day. They don’t get to see the final product for months, years even.