Michelle Williams Was Just Paid 1% Of Mark Wahlberg's Wage...For The Same Movie
10 January 2018, 14:03
A new report shows that the reshoots for 'All The Money In The World' had some major pay disparities among the cast.
Actress Michelle Williams was paid a fraction of what her costar Mark Wahlberg on the recent reshoots for movie All The Money In The World.
The cast of the Ridley Scott-directed thriller reconvened late last year in order to reshoot scenes that had originally included Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer, who took on the role of J. Paul Getty after Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct.
But, USA Today reports that while Wahlberg was paid $1.5m for his work on the reshoots, Williams received just an $80 per diem, giving her a total of under $1000.
Ridley Scott had previously told the paper that everyone involved, including the crew, had come to work for free in order to ensure a speedy turnaround for the project and rescue it before release, but it now emerges that Wahlberg's team negotiated a fee.
Some people online have observed that both Wahlberg and Williams are represented by the same agency, WME, raising further questions about the differences in treatment and expectations of women and men in the industry.
On the day after display of female power at the #goldenglobes, I learned that there was an egregious pay gap between Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg for the All the Money in the World reshoot. Did they think this wouldn't come out? Unacceptable #TimesUp— Melissa Silverstein (@melsil) January 9, 2018
Cool that WME negotiated $1.5 million for Mark Wahlberg but only $80/day for Michelle Williams https://t.co/RNpYqsPzvB— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) January 10, 2018
Michelle Williams: "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." https://t.co/7P0ZQwdvrm— Tyler Coates (@tylercoates) January 10, 2018
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
Shameful indeed. And this is a movie about how greedy and heartless men can be! https://t.co/aRTi2tqWGG— billy eichner (@billyeichner) January 10, 2018
At the time of writing, neither actor nor the movie's distributor Sony have released a statement. We will update the story as more information becomes available.