Hollywood uproar over Mark Wahlberg-Michelle Williams pay gap

Hollywood uproar over Mark Wahlberg-Michelle Williams pay gap

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.

However, Sources told USA Today that Wahlberg earned $1.5 million for the reshoot while Williams only received about 1% of that saying that she would forgo her pay in appreciation of this huge effort.

The star praised her fellow entertainer, her Twitter followers: "Please go see Michelle's performance in All The Money in The World. She's a brilliant Oscar-nominated Golden Globe-winning actress", raged indignant U.S. actress Jessica Chastain on Twitter. "She deserves more than 1% of her male costar' s salary".

All the Money in the World is based on the real-life kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and his mother Gail (Williams) attempt to convince his billionaire grandfather (Plummer) to pay the ransom.

Wahlberg received more than 1000 times as much money as she did because reshoots were not in his contract, according to an individual with knowledge of the deal.

"Exposing the gross disparity in pay & hard evidence of the gender gap- negotiated by the SAME agents no less! - isn't a witch hunt".

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However, Scott previously insisted all the cast had agreed to reshoot their scenes for free but did confirm Christopher and the crew were paid for their parts in reshooting the movie. And they could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted. Williams' initial contract had reshoots written into them; Wahlberg's did not.

Hollywood is outraged at the pay disparity, with many taking to social media to voice their fury.

Scott has said that the reshoot did cost less than they expected though as a number of actors in the film made a decision to not take any pay, however it still set the film back by $10 million. Naturally, nobody on the internet waited for the facts, and I was pretty much the only person in the universe defending Wahlberg. But with the film's survival on the line, she agreed to take far less: the union-designated rate of $80 per day, which worked out to less than $1,000 for the 10 days of reshoots. "I'm not blaming Michelle Williams at all, but this is why women should never feel guilty about being demanding".

Sony A still from "All the Money in the World".

WME and reps for Scott, Williams and Wahlberg did not return calls for comment.