|I don't know if I'd be smiling afer|
walking away from $385,000
So what happened? Well, what always happens. Money! Contract talks broke down when they couldn't agree on a pay raise. From what I can tell, he and Hargitay were some of the best paid actors in a dramatic series. Hugh Laurie pulls in around $400,000 per episode and Hargitay/Meloni were right behind him at $385,000 per episode.
So we see the end of an era! I'll be eager to see who they nab as a replacement.