10-year-old Black Panther star bagged $1000 a day to play young Killmonger

As Black Panther rides high on its global success, it has been revealed that even the youngest of actors cashed in well. 

$1000 (£700) a day is a pretty impressive rate, especially if you are a 10-years-old and appearing in your first ever movie – as young Seth Carr found out recently.

Most 10-year-olds usually make do with a fiver as pocket money – but, remember, not all 10-year-olds have memorable roles in Marvel movies.

This is exactly the position Seth found himself in when he landed the role of a young Erik Killmonger in the Marvel epic, according to

Playing the younger version of Michael B. Jordan’s nuanced villain for only a few minutes, the young lad was only on screen briefly at the start of the movie, in a flashback scene and for a longer-speaking part in a poignant dialogue in the ancestral plain (trust us, it makes sense in the movie).

Although it is not super clear on how many days Seth worked for, the website ‘guarantees’ that his final cheque was at least $7,654 (£5,490) plus any future residuals.

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That is seriously impressive for someone who has only been on earth for a single decade – some of us have furniture that is older.

The self-confessed Marvel fan spoke of how his mother revealed his dream of being in the movie two years ago – long before he landed the role.

‘I remember my mum was talking to me in the car, like two years before this even happened, like “You’re gonna get an audition for that, Seth.”‘ he said at the LA premiere last month. ‘So two years later, I get an audition. I get a callback.’

And how does he feel being part of a movie as groundbreaking as Black Panther?

The Bosch star said: ‘It’s great to be in this position with new experiences.’

The Ryan Coogler movie is the first film since Avatar, released eight years ago, to top the chart for five consecutive weekends, and only the third film to do so in 19 years after Avatar and The Sixth Sense.

The latest Disney and Marvel superhero film finished Sunday with a domestic total of $605.4 million (£434 million) and $1.182 billion (£847 million) globally.

So we predict Seth’s ‘future residuals’ from the film will add a little more to his piggy bank.

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