UPDATE: Mark Wahlberg and his agency announced Saturday that they are donating his $2 million reshoot fee for “All the Money in the World” to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund.
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When actors for the film “All the Money in the World” were called back for reshoots, the female lead got paid less than the male lead, according to media reports.
Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg and the other cast were recalled after decisions were made to replace Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer.
Plummer stepped into the role of J. Paul Getty after allegations of sexual misconduct against Spacey came to light.
The Washington Post reported in November that Wahlberg was paid nearly $2 million for the reshoots over 10 days. Williams and the other actors, including Plummer, were paid much less for their time.
USAToday reported that the pay rate was broken down to $1.5 million for Wahlberg and less than $1,000 for Williams, who earned the $80 per diem rate.
Williams told USAToday in December, “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 entire reshoot, which happened over the Thanksgiving holiday, cost producers $10 million, USAToday reported.
Scott, according to USAToday, was not paid for the extra work to get the film out by its Christmas planned release.
Other stars are taking to social media to comment on the pay differences, not only in “All the Money in the World,” but across the board in Hollywood as well, Entertainment Weekly reported.
“All the Money in the World” has brought in only $20.2 million over its first two weeks.