AJ Johnson Says She Only Made $4000 As A Lead In ‘House Party’

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Actress AJ Johnson is telling the truth about how much she and her co-stars were paid for their roles in the classic movie “House Party.” 

During a recent appearance on Jemele Hill’s podcast, “Jemele Is Unbothered,” Johnson revealed that the leads only made $4,000 for their roles. “We all made four grand,” she said. “Once the movie came out and it was such a hit, Burger King came and asked if we would sign the rights to one of our scenes for a commercial. A Burger King commercial became me in the window when Play says we gotta go get Kid out of jail and I’m like, ‘I’m not going anywhere.’ And he’s like, ‘If you come with me, I’ll take you to Burger King,’ And I’m like, ‘Burger King?!”

She also says that once that scene became a commercial, they were paid more than the $4,000 they originally received from the movie. In the 1990 film, AJ Johnson played the role of Sharane, who was Play’s love interest. 

Since the film’s release, it has become a classic. In 2023, a reboot starring Jacob Latimore and Tosin Cole was released.