It is said that an American who appeared in a minor role in the movie “Titanic” and did ‘one line’ is being paid for for 25 years.
Rhys Thompson (30), a former child actress who was 5 years old when filming the worldwide box office hit Titanic in 1997, is the protagonist.
In the film, he played the role of an Irish boy in third class who, along with his mother and sister, died tragic after the Titanic crashed into an iceberg. He appeared in three scenes and had only one line of dialogue.
According to foreign media reports, Thompson started working as a child model after winning a singing contest, and then appeared on Titanic at the suggestion of her mother.
They had to choose between appearing in a gas station commercial or appearing in a movie, but the mother decided it was well worth it if she could see her son in the movie.
“I can’t remember because I’m too young,” Thompson said.
It is said that Thompson was paid $30,000 for the film’s release. He made thousands of dollars every year for several years after the movie was released, and it is said that his income came in line with DVD re-releases after that.
Even now, he receives quarterly royalties, and it is said that the money is around 200-300 dollars (237,000-356,000 won) every year.
Thompson is currently Head of Digital Marketing at Brian Head Resort, a ski and board facility in western Utah, USA.
Titanic is an adaptation of the movie about the sinking of the Titanic, which departed from Pier 44 in Southampton, England, on April 10, 1912, and made a call to Cherbourg, France and Queenstown, Ireland, and then set sail for New York, USA, collided with an iceberg. .
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet starred, and Leonardo DiCaprio, in particular, rose to international stardom with this film.
Upon its release, the movie topped the box office worldwide, and Celine Dion’s ‘My Heart Will Go On’, the OST of the movie, was also a huge hit.