Actress Michelle Williams was reportedly paid less than
1% of co-star Mark Wahlberg’s salary for a 10-day re-shoot on
“All the Money in the World.”
It comes after director Ridley Scott claimed nobody was
paid for the re-shoot, in which Christopher Plummer replaced
disgraced actor Kevin Spacey.
Hollywood figures were shocked at the pay gap reported
by USA Today.
“All The Money In The World” star Michelle Williams was paid less
than $1,000 (£730) for a 10-day reshoot of the film, while
co-star Mark Wahlberg made $1.5 million (£1.1 million), according to USA Today.
In November, director Ridley Scott and studio Imperative
Entertainment cut actor Kevin Spacey out of the already
completed film over sexual misconduct allegations. He was
replaced by Christopher Plummer.
Spacey had originally been cast as billionaire J. Paul Getty in
the kidnapping drama. All scenes featuring the disgraced actor
were reshot over 10 days, costing Imperative $10 million,
according to USA Today. The film still made its December 22
In December, Scott told USA Today that “everyone did it for
nothing.” He told The Guardian the same
thing on Sunday.
“The whole reshoot was — in normal terms was expensive but not as
expensive as you think. Because all of them, everyone did it for
nothing,” Scott told USA Today.
“I wouldn’t get paid, I refused to get paid.” He added that the
actors “came in free,” and while Plummer “had to get paid,”
Michelle was not.
But USA Today now claims that “Wahlberg’s team negotiated a hefty
fee” for the reshoot, while Williams, who is represented by the
same agency, William Morris Endeavor (WME), wasn’t told about it.
It based the report on “three people familiar with the situation
but not authorised to speak publicly about it.”
The news comes after Hollywood stars wore black to the Golden Globes on
Sunday to take a stand against sexual harassment and for
gender equality as a part of the “Time’s Up” initiative, of which
Williams is a founding member.
“This is so messed up”
Wahlberg was named the highest-paid actor of 2017 by Forbes in
August, with his pre-tax and pre-fee earnings coming in at $68
million. He is known for “driving a tough bargain” according to
The Washington Post.
Meanwhile, Williams had previously told USA Today: “I said I’d be
wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me. And they could
have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted.
Because I appreciated so much that they were making this massive
A number of Hollywood actors have spoken out against the reported
“All The Money In The World” pay gap on Twitter. Jessica
Chastain, who said:
I heard for the reshoot she got $80 a day compared to his MILLIONS. Would anyone like to clarify? I really hope that with everything coming to light, she was paid fairly. She’s a brilliant actress and is wonderful in the film. https://t.co/VzGA2ucAjV
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) January 9, 2018
Please go see Michelle’s performance in All The Money in The World. She’s a brilliant Oscar nominated Golden Globe winning actress. She has been in the industry for 20 yrs. She deserves more than 1% of her male costar’ s salary. https://t.co/HIniew6lf7
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) January 10, 2018
“Knocked Up” director Judd Apatow added:
This is so messed up that it is almost hard to believe. Almost. This is how this business works. I wonder if the studio or Wahlberg will do something to make the situation less insane. https://t.co/RsunBlOeCk
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) January 10, 2018
Representatives for Wahlberg, Williams, WME, Sony, Imperative
Entertainment, and Scott did not respond to USA Today’s requests