Translated From: Kid from Titanic continues to collect money for the film; this wins
Discovered on: 2022-01-14 13:21:59
Mexico City / 14.01.2022 07:21:59
Titanic is one of the most successful films and despite the fact that it was released more than 20 years ago, it has undoubtedly already become a classic. In this film we saw Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as the protagonists of the story, but there was also a boy that you surely remember since he was one of the third class passengers who died along with his sister and mother.
Reece Thompson is the name of the actor who at the age of five participated in Titanic and although he had few scenes, we were moved by the sad ending his character had. And even though he’s all grown up now, he’s still benefiting from the movie’s success.
In an interview with Business Insider, the 30-year-old actor revealed that he continues to receive money thanks to Titanic, this more than 20 years after its premiere. In addition, he recalled that he began his career as a child model and that his mother received the offer to participate in a commercial or in the film.
“It turned out to be one of the highest-grossing movies in history, so it’s kind of weird to see it in hindsight. My mom said, ‘Let’s do it, it’ll be great. Even if the movie is bad, we’ll watch it,'” the actor said.
Reece Thompson said in the interview that after working on the film he was paid about $25,000 and that everything was deposited in a bank account to manage his living expenses or his education.
But that was not all, since years after the premiere and due to royalties, he continued to receive checks for several thousand dollars every three months, but as time passed the amount was reduced to 100 and 300 dollars a month.
“It’s funny because this is no longer present in my mind. It’s not like I’m thinking, ‘Oh when am I going to get a new Titanic check?’ but when it happens it’s like, ‘Oh great, an extra $100.’
He said he was sometimes surprised that he was still getting paid for work he did on a movie that came out nearly 25 years ago.
“There were a couple of times that I said, ‘This is a check for 250. This movie is 25 years old and that’s pretty weird, but I hope it keeps making a lot because that means more money to me.’