Michelle Williams And Mark Wahlberg Pay Disparity, SAG To Investigate

by Wade Massey January 13, 2018, 0:12
Michelle Williams And Mark Wahlberg Pay Disparity, SAG To Investigate

The Transformers actor, Mark Wahlberg, is back in the headlines, not just for his movie - All the Money in the World - but for the hefty amount the Hollywood star was paid for a 9-day reshoot.

Two days prior at the Golden Globes, male and with the newly-established, which pushes for protection for victims of sexual harassment and gender equality.

As we reported, when producers asked Michelle to do reshoots for "All the Money in the World", she quickly agreed to work for nothing.

Williams previously told USA Today she was happy to accommodate the re-shoot, saying, "They could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted".

Here is where things get a little bit problematic - Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg are both managed by the same agency. "This is totally unacceptable".

Other celebrities such as Amber Tamblyn, Judd Apatow and Jesse Tyler Ferguson also took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the situation, with Apatow writing, "This is so messed up that it is nearly hard to believe. It's a demand for fair practices", Bush said in an expressive conveying her outrage.

But with Williams already on board and the clock ticking towards the release date, Wahlberg's representatives knew they had leverage over the production team, both the Times and TMZ said.

Wahlberg was set to star in All the Money in the World alongside Spacey, but after the House of Cards actor was exposed as having a history fraught with sexual misconduct he was dropped from the film.

But the movie, about the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III and his grandfather's refusal to pay a $17 million ransom, now finds itself embroiled in a new scandal.

Imperative Entertainment, which financed the film, put up an additional $10 million for the reshoot. "Before you condemn Wahlberg for this, consider the level of acting talent he's bringing to this project, & then condemn him way more enthusiastically", he wrote.

Mark Wahlberg in a still from the movie All the Money in the World.

Other actresses including Mia Farrow, Amber Tamblyn and Sophia Bush also spoke out on social media against the reported pay disparity.

Wahlberg had the right to approve co-stars in his contract, an anonymous source told the newspaper.

Williams took just $80 a day away from the 10-day reshoot.

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. "I wonder if the studio or Wahlberg will do something to make the situation less insane".

The four-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker revealed that "they all came in free" and that "Christopher had to get paid".


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