Mark Wahlberg refused to approve Christopher Plummer unless he was paid

Mark Wahlberg refused to approve Christopher Plummer unless he was paid

Mark Wahlberg refused to approve Christopher Plummer unless he was paid

USA Today reported it had since learned that Wahlberg's team had actually negotiated a deal in which he would be paid $1.5 million for his reshoot, and that Williams wasn't told. She has been in the industry for 20 years.

Whether Williams could have gotten the exact same paycheck as Wahlberg for the reshoots probably depends on how much additional work each of them had to do.

The report about the glaring pay disparity has gone viral on social media and invited criticism by many celebrities, such as Jessica Chastain, Mia Farrow and Judd Apatow.

Both actors are represented by the same agency.


The second reason Williams walked away with what amounted to almost $80 a day for reshoots is that, because Wahlberg's contract didn't necessitate reshoots, he was able to renegotiate his pay for them.

"We're looking into it", said a source at the actors union, who noted that the guild's contract only covers minimums that actors can be paid. Portman, for example, said she was paid three times less than her male co-star Ashton Kutcher for the 2011 movie "No Strings Attached". Jessica Chastain, now starring in the Golden Globe-nominated "Molly's Game", called Williams a "brilliant" actress who "deserves more".

Scott had previously implied that "everyone did it for nothing". However, the reports suggested that the reshoots cost over $10 million to the makers.

The news broke in early November that filmmaker Ridley Scott would be recasting and reshooting Spacey's role in All the Money in the World just six weeks before its planned release, as multiple allegations of sexual misconduct mounted against Spacey. It's been alternately written that neither Williams nor Wahlberg had reshoot clauses in their contracts, and also that Williams's contract contained that clause while Wahberg's didn't - which would free Wahlberg up to negotiate for more money, while Williams wouldn't have such leeway. Which put director Ridley Scott in the precarious position of bringing on Plummer before Wahlberg's contract was settled, as TMZ reports. Imperative Entertainment didn't have any more money. But ultimately, the principle is that these type of tipped scale atrocities happen to women, who are objectively better at what they do than men, all the time. The problem is that she, her representatives and the producers of "All The Money In The World" all accepted that pulling off that ambitious goal required her to forfeit a salary. (Williams is represented at William Morris Endeavor by Brent Morley.) Wahlberg was already not thrilled to have worked for roughly 80 percent less than his standard fee, the people said, especially since overseas distributors were using his box office track record to promote the film.

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