Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Divo’ Demands Nearly Cost Christopher Plummer His Role
Mark Wahlberg is not having a good award season. The fallout behind All The Money In The World continues to unfold.
Wahlberg Versus Plummer
The Transformers and Daddy's Home actor's dark side surfaced during the post-production process of All the Money in the World. Insiders revealed that there was one specific issue that caused Wahlberg to have a conniption fit and that was the emergency casting decision of veteran Oscar-winning actor Christopher Plummer as the billionaire J. Paul Getty.
In Wahlberg's contract for the Ridley Scott-directed film, the former rapper had the power to approve the casting of an actor involved with All the Money in the World. Wahlberg and his representatives stated that he would not welcome Plummer into the cast unless he was immediately paid for the post-production re-shoots.
The Monstrous Pay Gap
To secure Plummer in the role and satisfy Wahlberg's outlandish demands, the financiers behind the film paid Wahlberg an extravagant $1 million. This prickly situation was also brought to light when reports revealed that Wahlberg's salary was over $1.5 million when it was all said and done. However, Wahlberg's co-star, actress Michelle Williams, made a measly $1,000 for the 10-day reshoot.
Celebrities such as Mia Farrow, Jessica Chastain, and Judd Apatow spoke their outrage against this atrocity on Twitter. Actor David Krumholtz took it a step further and called out Williams' agency, the powerful William Morris Endeavor talent agency, for not protecting the actress and focusing in on their biggest cash cow (Wahlberg). Olivia Munn also joined the outraged chorus on Jan. 11, when she called out Wahlberg during the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.
Plummer And Williams Score
Despite Wahlberg's "divo" demands, both Plummer and Williams received the upper hand this awards season. Plummer received a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of the icy billionaire and picked up a BAFTA nomination in the Best Actor in a Supporting Role category. Meanwhile, Williams also scored a Golden Globe nomination in the Best Actress-Motion Picture Drama category. Wahlberg has yet to score an award nomination for his role as Getty's adviser, Fletcher Chase.
Thanks For The Mess, Spacey
This situation could not have possibly been brought to light after Scott and the All the Money in the World executive team fired the original J. Paul Getty actor, Kevin Spacey. Spacey was removed from the production after numerous sexual misconduct allegations against him came to life. Since Scott made that firm decision, the film has done well with both critics and at the box office.