Vivienne Jolie-Pitt got paid $3000 a week on her first movie, Maleficent

Last year, the family Jolie-Pitt moved to England so that Angelina Jolie could begin filming Maleficent. Although we got some blurry photos from the set (a costumed Angelina in a cow pasture!), the Maleficent shoot was not very good for Jolie-Pitt gossip. Angelina and Brad really did seem to make 2012 their most low-key year ever (even though they totally got engaged). One story that did emerge which many of us found interesting was that little Vivienne Jolie-Pitt was going to make her film debut in Maleficent. Vivienne is all of 4 years old, she’s blonde and she’s a total sweetheart. So she was perfectly cast as the young “Aurora” character – Elle Fanning plays the adult (-ish) Aurora. Now TMZ has a few more details about Vivienne’s gig – including how much she got paid!

4-year-old Vivienne Jolie-Pitt has already scored her first paying gig … and TMZ has learned she’s raking in a helluva lot more than you made on your paper route back in the day.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s daughter is set to co-star with her mom in a movie called “Maleficent” — and according to a minor’s contract filed with the court, little Viv commands $3,000/week!

On top of that … she gets a per diem of $60/day. That’s a lot of juice boxes.

FUN FACT — Vivienne plays the role of “Young Aurora” — but another little actress, India Eisley, scored the role of young Maleficent … Angelina’s character in the movie.

[From TMZ]

I think it was wise to cast Vivienne as the younger version of Elle Fanning, because… well… Vivienne looks a lot like a Fanning girl. I wonder if Viv is always going to be a blonde (like her dad) or if her hair will get darker as she grows up (like her mom)? As for the money… I’m kind of surprised Vivienne got paid so little. I guess they didn’t have to pay her more for handlers and stuff because Angelina was on set with her the whole time.

By the way, you know Maleficent doesn’t come out until July 2014, right? UGH! It’s been so long without a new Angelina movie.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. marie says:

    what a little doll, the Jolie-Pitt kids are all so cute!

  2. aims says:

    All the kids are so pretty. What I love about this family is that they give their kids the space they need to be who they are. Each one is an individual and different from their siblings. I love that.

  3. Merritt says:

    The kids are cute.

    I’m still bummed that Angelina is Maleficent though.

  4. virginia5 says:

    thats more money that I have in the bank…it sucks being a university student.

  5. Talie says:

    Ha! She does look like a Fanning.

  6. dorothy says:

    Love the way they parent. However, not sure I would let my child be involved, in any way with Hollywood.After seeing Lohan and others.

    • Kim says:

      What about Ron Howard,Jodie Foster,NPH,SJP,Natalie Portman…Lilo is the exception.Pax and Zahara are in the film too.DK if they have lines.

      • dorothy says:

        Agree totally, but you just never know.

      • Justyna says:

        Plus Elijah Wood, JGL, Anna Paquin, all the Harry Potter kids, Scarlett Johansson (she dated Sean Penn but other than that she is ok) and many others. I think there is a pattern – when child actors have normal parents, who care for them and not for their pay-checks and protect them from awful people and drugs, they end up normal. Those who have people like Dina Lohan for parents, people who encourage them to mingle into the dark side of Hollywood instead of protecting them from it, end up messed-up like Lindsay, Macauley Culkin, Thora Birch or Tatum O’Neal. Angelina and Brad know how show-business works, and I’m sure they will protect their children as hard as they can, so no worry about the Lindsay route.

  7. Dawn says:

    Boy is she cute. A perfect little combo!

  8. T.C. says:

    Go Viv, that’s a lot of ice cream and cookies money little girl!

  9. watchingyoubitch says:

    She s so cute
    3000 per week?!that s not bad.

  10. Lilou says:

    Howard much for David BEckham child ?

  11. Joan says:

    I just love angelina.she and michael jackson have really contributed to helping the poor in the world.i hope she and brad have a lovely life together

  12. i'm french don't kill me says:

    nepotism !!

  13. Rhea says:

    I always prefer her daily look more than her red carpet look. She’s much more prettier when she’s make up free. And I love seeing the pictures of her kids. Can’t wait for the movie. :)

  14. Gosh, those kids are so pretty! Can’t wait to see lil’ Viv play princess Aurora (and her mom as Malificent ofc)

  15. Ems says:

    Angelina is actually a natural blonde.

  16. Amy85 says:

    I’m baffled why this is a story. The way the story is laid out, I feel like this is an attack on Angelina. The report is acting like Vivienne is overpaid and worked for months. She only did one or two scenes in a few days. And $3000 is probably what any other child would get even if Vivienne didn’t the part. The fact that the pay for young Maleficent isn’t reported probably indicates that.

  17. sunnyinseattle says:

    My only problem is, who let’s their kids play at the park without shoes? Yikes ( I am not picking on her because she is Angelina, I am picking because who the heck knows what is hidden in the play chips??) I have seen some things I wouldn’t want to come in contact with myself, let alone my kids!!! :-(

    • MollyB says:

      When my daughter was younger, she was always taking her shoes off. Many times she ended up playing at the playground in her bare feet. *shrug* She lived.

      • sunnyinseattle says:

        Yikes. My kids do a lot of things I don’t approve of, but a park with no shoes? Nope. I would put my foot down and be the parent. Trust me, I am not a paranoid Mom, but there are some things that are just not ok. That’s up there with letting them go in a public bathroom with no shoes, ALA LeAnn R. Gross and dangerous!

    • bouncy says:

      Other pictures from that set show a bouncy thing and/or a sandbox at the park, hence the shoelessness.

      • sunnyinseattle says:

        I am commenting on the pict shown. I am not meaning to be bitchy here, but THIS pict shows a background that I wouldn’t want my child walking in even if there was a bouncy house there. Take their shoes off for bouncy house, put them back on for park. Guess I just wouldn’t take the chance. Like I said before, I am very far from a paranoid parent, at 43 and 3 kids, I am past that. There are a few things that just aren’t worth the chance. Guess that’s just me tho.

    • If you go to the park, particularly in the summer, then you know that the answer is “lots of people.” I’m sure they’re as healthy as anyone else.

      I prefer my daughter to keep her shoes on, but saying “be the parent” is easier when you’re not the parent of that particular child.

  18. mar says:

    her kids are so freaking cute!All of them!

  19. KellyinSeattle says:

    I always love Viv’s shoes, and Zahara is beautiful too.

  20. logan says:

    I bet Dina Lohan is crying in her Dollar General Corn Flakes at this news. “Why, why, oh why didn’t I go the other route and be a good mother? Things could have turned out different.”

  21. Mira says:

    She makes a lot more money in a week than I make in a month as a grad student :(

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      Do I ever feel you. I don’t know what it’s like where you live, but where I live the graduate students get a raw deal.

      I don’t know if you’ve seen the scene, but in some episode of The Simpsons, there’s a chariot being pulled by a gaggle of grad students who are being whipped by a professor who tells them they’re not getting any food until they grade 4 000 papers.

      The time you spend as an undergraduate makes you gain weight but you’ll find yourself thinner than ever in graduate school. I lived in one of the school’s graduate student apartment buildings and still my rent was higher than my pay. This was one of the reasons my union went on strike, the strike lasted for months, we made no money for five months, the strike became the laughing stock of the entire province because it was handled so badly, the government stepped in and ended it, we got absolutely nothing from a it, not a single damned thing out of it and a bunch of people got fired with pretty little severance packages.

      So how did I make money during that time? Grading a backlog of papers for cash (enough cash to make me lose fifteen pounds), which was technically illegal, but everyone can go to Hell, you know? ‘Whatever keeps you off the pole’ said one former professor who I knew well enough for that not to be creepy. We then proceeded to take down a lot of the stupider posters throughout the halls, put some graffiti on others and drink scotch in his office. He was a cool guy, stupid cancer. Now I’m wistful.

      • Mira says:

        Oh, Jo Mama! Thanks for your post. I don’t think I have ever heard of grad students getting a decent deal. It’s always raw. The only way I can survive is by TA-ing and that includes grading shit loads of papers. I enjoy the TA conferences and interacting with students but I can really do without grading. In fact I’m grading the midterms now. There’s another midterm in March and then the final. It’s exhausting to juggle both TA work and my own grad work.

        I agree about graduate housings. The rent they charge is ridiculous. I stayed at one during my first year with a few other grad students. We moved out after an year and god we are saving some extra cash for food :)

        The Simpsons episode and PhD comics is what keeps us laughing at out plight each day. It’s very easy to lose it otherwise. Ahh grad life…if only The Jolie would adopt me ..! ;)

  22. Paige says:

    Vivienne is so adorable and the perfect combination of both Brad and Angie. Brad and Angie have a beautiful family. This may sound weird but I miss seeing pics of the kids, but it is good they are getting the privacy they need. I wish I could get paid $ 3,000 a week for doing nothing practically, but being the offspring of two major stars. I would hope they wouldn’t get into acting so early because of the dangers of it, but if any of them do, I wonder who will it be ? Knox is my favorite of the Jolie-Pitt clan.

  23. LoL says:

    I think what happened is her oldest son hates paparazzi and that’s why she’s out of the spotlight. He’s been missing from photos for the longest. Ha!

  24. valleymiss says:

    Random thoughts: Vivienne’s hair is Fanning-like, but she definitely inherited Angelina’s square jaw! Also, this movie seems like it’s been filming forEVER. Weren’t those pics of AJ harnessed up in the field from like, at least 8 or 9 months ago? And they’re just casting Vivienne now? I really have high hopes for this movie. While I’ve never been the biggest AJ fan, I think casting her as Maleficent is perfect, inspired casting and I hope the movie does the character justice.

  25. serena says:

    Well Shilou is getting darker, so Vivienne might as well.. anyway I can’t wait to see this movie!

  26. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    What the fornication? I WISH I could make that kind of scratch. I guess that’s what medical leave does to you. Still, every ‘morning’ when I wake up, I think, ‘look at all the poor bastards, gotta go to work while I sleep.’ I guess that’s what medical leave does for you.

    But I’d do much better things with that money. Okay, replace ‘better’ with ‘selfish until the guilt kicks in and I go all Protestant’ for optimal accuracy.

  27. Ms Kay says:

    Ah?…. Really?… Because she auditioned? Hmmm… Okay…

    On the other hand, that’s the legal scale wage she is supposed to get, so not surprising the salary..

  28. whateven says:

    Really? $3000 a week is
    “so little”? That’s more than a lot of people make in a month, you know, for actually working there butts off.

  29. bELLA says:

    We just love this family! Go Viv!!