Mark Wahlberg reportedly paid way more than Michelle Williams for reshoot


That amounted to less than $1,000 for scenes reshot in November to replace disgraced actor Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer after allegations of sexual misconduct were made. But for a film that is, ultimately, about greed, it's the greed off screen that is now making headlines.

Wahlberg was named Hollywood's highest paid actor by Forbes previous year, raking in an estimated $68 million in the publication's 12-month scoring period.

Scott told USA Today in December that he "refused to get paid" for the reshoots and that "everyone did it for nothing", but the large pay gap is raising criticism. They knew that this was going down, but failed to inform Williams of the deal.

Fans and Hollywood elite alike were reeling Wednesday after USA TODAY reported that a hasty reshoot of the thriller earned actor Mark Wahlberg an additional $1.5 million, while his female co-star Williams simply got an $80 per diem adding up to less than $1,000.

The actors' alleged wage gap caught the attention of Williams' fellow Hollywood star, Jessica Chastain, a known champion for equal pay, especially in the entertainment industry. Christopher Plummer was chosen as Spacey's replacement, resulting in reshoots of certain scenes.

Wahlberg's team negotiated for the hefty fee, while Williams did it for "nothing", as did director Ridley Scott.

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The film's production company, Imperative Entertainment, and reps for Wahlberg and Williams did not respond to The Times' requests for comment on Wednesday. Mark Wahlberg on the other hand, was paid $150,000 per day for a grand total of $1.5 million dollars, which means that Michelle Williams made less than 1 percent of what her male counterpart made.

The news comes days after actresses showed up to the Golden Globes, dressed in black in solidarity against sexual violence.

The director previously told USA Today that the reshoot cost $10 million - a relatively cheap endeavor because "everyone did it for nothing", he said.

Wahlberg is represented by manager Stephen Levinson and agency WME, who, according to the Washington Post, who first reported Wahlberg's fee, "have a reputation in Hollywood for driving a tough bargain".

All the Money in the World follows the 1973 kidnapping John Paul Getty III, grandson of billionaire and oil tycoon John Paul Getty (Plummer). And they could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted.

"I wonder if the studio or Wahlberg will do something to make the situation less insane", he tweeted.