Mark Wahlberg paid 1500 times more than Michelle Williams for movie reshoots

Danny Woods
January 11, 2018

- Ira Madison III (@ira) January 10, 2018On the day after display of female power at the #goldenglobes, I learned that there was an egregious pay gap between Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg for the All the Money in the World reshoot.

According to USA Today, Wahlberg's team actually negotiated the fee and Williams, who is represented by the same company as Wahlberg, the William Morris Endeavor agency, wasn't told.

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Scott transfixed the film world by quickly assembling his actors over the holiday break in Europe, reshooting Spacey's scenes with Christopher Plummer - and still making his Christmas release window.

Wahlberg was Forbes' highest paid actor of previous year, taking in $68 million before tax.

"She's a brilliant Oscar nominated Golden Globe winning actress", Chastain tweeted on Tuesday.

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Williams previously told USA Today about doing her reshoots: "I said I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me". He added that the actors "came in free", and while Plummer "had to get paid", Michelle was not.

Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams attend the premiere of Sony Pictures Entertainment's "All The Money In The World" at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on December 18, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. Scott told the newspaper then, "Everyone did it for nothing".

The reshoot cost producer Imperative $10m but director Ridley Scott said in December that the actors did not get paid for the additional work.

News of the massive pay gap has left some in Hollywood reeling - and ranting - about the "shameful", "messed up" and "outrageously unfair" situation. The salary disparity was first reported by the Washington Post back in November, but this is the first time that the hard sums of both Michelle and Mark's salaries have been revealed.

The news comes as a shock, especially in the wake of the Time's Up movement's domination at Sunday night's Golden Globes, which pushed for gender parity in Hollywood, in addition to supporting women against sexual harassment. Yes, that works out to be less than 1% what her male co-star was paid. "Actors pay a team of agents, managers and lawyers an average of 10% of their salaries to advocate for them". "I wonder if the studio or Wahlberg will do something to make the situation less insane".

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