Actor Mark Wahlberg was reportedly paid 1,500 times more than costar Michelle Williams for reshooting scenes for the film All the Money in the World.
Mark Wahlberg Paid More Than Michelle Williams
In November, The Washington Post reported that Wahlberg raked in $2 million for reshooting scenes for the film over a duration of approximately 10 days.
However, USA Today has now reported that Wahlberg received a paycheck of $1.5 million for reshooting the scenes while Williams was paid only a fraction of what her costar earned for her scenes in the film. The actress apparently received only $80 a day over the 10-day shooting schedule, which totals up to less than $1,000.
All the Money in the World follows the true-to-life story of the infamous 1973 kidnapping of Getty's 16-year-old grandson John Paul Getty III by an organized crime group.
Wahlberg plays the role of Getty's business manager and former CIA operative Fletcher Chase. Williams, on the other hand, portrayed the character of the oil tycoon's daughter, Gail Harris, in which she also picked up a Golden Globe nomination.
Decision To Reshoot The Film
All the Money in the World director Ridley Scott and production company Imperative Entertainment took the bold decision to reshoot scenes featuring Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer.
The decision to replace Spacey came days after several men came forward with accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct against the House of Cards actor.
Scott managed to get the reshoots done just in time for the film's Dec. 22 release date at a reported cost of $10 million. In a previous interview, the director said that the reshoots were only possible because "everyone did it for nothing" but recent reports claim otherwise.
Celebrities React On Twitter
This comes two days after the Golden Globe awards, where male and female celebrities wore black as part of the Time's Up movement against sexual misconduct and gender inequality in the industry.
After news of the huge disparity in earnings between Wahlberg and Williams went public, several celebrities took to social media to condemn the "unacceptable" pay gap, including Jessica Chastain, Mia Farrow, Amber Tamblyn and Judd Apatow.
"Please go see Michelle's performance in All the Money in the World," Chastain wrote on Twitter. "She's a brilliant Oscar nominated, Golden Globe winning actress. She's been in the industry for 20 yrs. She deserves more than 1% of her male co-star's salary."
Here are some of the other reactions on Twitter.
Michelle Williams was paid 1% of what her male co-star made on her latest film. This is totally unacceptable. https://t.co/xE5ZNqjcrA
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) January 10, 2018
Outrageously unfair- but it’s always been like this. I was never, ever paid even a quarter of what the male lead received: Wahlberg got $1.5M for 'All the Money' reshoot, Williams paid less than $1,000 https://t.co/LrOjrHVjcp — Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) January 10, 2018
Michelle Williams is a captivating, brilliant talent. Her willingness to take 1k to fix the film is wholly honorable. Why didn’t @WME protect their client? Because they were too busy leveraging her shitty deal to get Wahlberg more money. Wahlberg packaged Entourage at WME.
— Krumholtz (@mrDaveKrumholtz) January 10, 2018