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Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Wahlberg Earned 1500 Times More Than Williams For Doing The Same Work

Wahlberg Earned 1500 Times More Than Williams For Doing The Same Work

This week it was revealed that Michelle Williams made an incredulous small percentage of her co-star Mark Wahlberg's pay for reshoots of All the Money in the World, following Christopher Plummer's recasting in the wake of Kevin Spacey's sexual assault allegations (and subsequent non-apology apology).

USA Today reported Tuesday that Williams was paid less than $1,000 for the re-shoot, while Wahlberg made $1.5 million.

Wahlberg and Williams are both represented by the same agency, William Morris Endeavor, which has not commented on the report.

Because of the circumstances, Williams quickly agreed to return. Wahlberg's agent Ari Emanuel - the person that Jeremy Piven's character of Entourage was based upon, which was by the way produced by Wahlberg - was in part able to grant his client this advantage because the actor reportedly initially signed up to do the film at a pay cut to add prestige to his résumé. "But everyone was so supportive, no one more than my 12-year-old daughter, who said, "You worked so hard on this".

In December, Scott told USA Today that the undertaking was aided by the fact that "everyone did it for nothing".

"They could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted", she said of what she was willing to do for the reshoots. "Because I appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort", she'd said. The filmmaker, cast and crew raced to reshoot scenes in November (17) in an ambitious attempt to keep to the movie's December release schedule, and Michelle confesses it was her daughter, Matilda, who pushed her to go back to work over the US holiday.

According to The Wrap, the potential for reshoots was already factored into Williams' contract, but crucially, not in Wahlberg's.

The film "All the Money in the World" didn't live up to its title when it came to paying actress Michelle Williams - an uncomfortable revelation at a time when Hollywood is still trying to find its footing in treating women fairly, experts say. For the 10 days shooting spell, WME negotiated more than $1million for Wahlberg but only $80 per day for the four-time Oscar-nominated actress.

Wahlberg is known in Hollywood as a shrewd negotiator.

Britto said it was important to acknowledge that it wasn't clear whether Walhberg or his team negotiated the reshoot salary, and said he shouldn't be portrayed as the "poster child" for pay gaps between the genders.

SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) is responding to outrage over reports of pay disparity among the cast of the movie "All The Money In The World".

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