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Lauren Graham Responds to Highest-Paid TV Actor Report: ‘Don’t Believe Everything You Read’

Lauren Graham at the 'Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life' Premiere
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When it comes to finding information on the Internet, Lauren Graham wants to remind you: take everything with a grain of salt—or at least a strong cup o’ joe from Luke’s Diner.

After a Variety report named the Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life actress as the highest-paid actress in a drama series on television, Graham opened up about the surprising news to Entertainment Tonight.

Speaking to a reporter at the red carpet premiere for her new comedy film, the Gilmore Girls star laughed and said, “Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet, kids!”

Graham neither confirmed nor denied her rumored salary for the Netflix revival series, adding, “That list… I have no idea what the level of truth in it is, but it was cool to see a lot of very strong women and talented women helming TV shows. That’s what I really like about it.”

On Tuesday, October 4, Variety published a report revealing the highest-paid actors on television. Conducted using a “wide survey of actors, executives, attorneys, agents, managers, and other representatives,” Graham was revealed as the highest paid actor in the drama category alongside her TV daughter, Alexis Bledel (Rory Gilmore).

Making an estimated $750,000 per episode for Netflix’s highly anticipated Gilmore Girls revival, the actress is positioned about Mark Harmon for NCIS, Kevin Spacey for House of Cards, as well as five lead players from HBO’s Game of Thrones: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

Grahram’s new film, Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, opens October 7. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life airs November 25 on Netflix.

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