Mark Wahlberg Got Paid Over 1000 Times More Than Michelle Williams For Film Reshoots

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A new report filed by USA Today reveals that Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million just for reshoots of the film All The Money In The World, while his costar Michelle Williams made under $1000. That translates into Williams making well under 1% of Wahlberg.

All The Money In The World reshot after Kevin Spacey, who'd originally played J. Paul Getty in the film, was replaced by Christopher Plummer following the stream of allegations of sexual assault made against him. Director Ridley Scott was able to reshoot Spacey's scenes over the holidays to still make his December release date, shocking the film industry.

Last month, Scott told USA Today that none of the actors (aside from Plummer) were paid for the reshoots, which helped with budget. “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 had said. “No, I wouldn’t get paid, I refused to get paid," he said, continuing: "No, they [the actors] all came in free. Christopher had to get paid. But Michelle, no. Me, no."

Wahlberg and Williams are both represented by the same agency, WME, who did not respond to USA Today's request for comment. 

Williams had previously said of the reshoots to USA Today that "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 effort."

The news comes just days after the Golden Globes, where Williams joined many actresses in speaking out about the Time's Up movement demanding equality for women in the workplace and protection from discrimination and abuse. She brought #MeToo creator Tarana Burke to the show as her date.

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