At this point, you could be having the best year of your life and there’s very likely nothing in it that would top the 2015 Amy Schumer is having. She’s got a hit, Emmy-winning TV series (Inside Amy Schumer), a spot on the TIME 100 list, a hit film (Trainwreck), an acclaimed HBO comedy special, a very lucrative book deal, and a new bestie/Co-Empress of America in Jennifer Lawrence. Now, to top it all off, she’s officially a Hollywood powerhouse.
How do we know? Well, because according to The Hollywood Reporter, Schumer has just locked down a payday of “between $4 million and $5 million” to star in a new comedy directed by Jonathan Levine (50/50). Schumer will also executive produce and give the original script a polish, so it’s likely she’ll earn even more on top of that.
Now, that might not sound like a huge deal when you compare it with the salaries of, say, Tom Cruise, or even Schumer’s pal JLaw, but consider this: She reportedly earned $300,000 to star in Trainwreck, and while she likely made more from that flick thanks to its box office success and her screenplay credit, her acting salary alone just got a huge bump. In a matter of months, she’s earned the clout to command more than 10 times what she got for Trainwreck. If that’s not proof she’s a superstar, I don’t know what is.