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Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Williams Had Massive Pay Gap For ‘All The Money In The World’ Reshoots & People Are Not Happy

All The Money In The World lived an interesting life before it even premiered in theaters. It originally starred Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Williams and Kevin Spacey. After Spacey was accused of sexual assault by numerous people, director Ridley Scott replaced him with Christopher Plummer. This caused re-shoots, which Wahlberg and Williams reportedly did for free. Turns out, that’s not true.

Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million for re shooting his scenes in All the Money in the World, three people familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly about it tell USA TODAY, while Michelle Williams was paid an $80 per diem totaling less than $1,000.

That works out to Williams being paid less than 1% of her male co-star. – USA Today

Mark Wahlberg vs. Michelle Williams

First off, that’s awful, especially when you consider both Williams and Wahlberg are repped by the same agency. The pay gap in Hollywood and society in general is very real. It’s absolutely something that needs to be addressed and changed. What also needs to be addressed is viewing these actors and actresses as something they’re not. With former reality star Donald Trump as President and the massive boom of Twitter, celebrities are more involved in our everyday lives.

It’s fun and happy to think that all celebrities are great people, but that’s just not true. The biggest issue I’ve seen with Wahlberg making this much money off re-shoots is a moral one. The theory is if you’re re-shooting a movie because the star was replaced after being accused of sexual assault, you should do it for free. I don’t agree with that at all. Wahlberg and Williams were taking time out of their personal lives and professional schedules to re-shoot scenes they’ve already completed. Why should they do it for free? I agree that they both should be paid a similar amount of money, but that’s on Williams’ agent, not Mark Wahlberg.

Also, Wahlberg isn’t the poster child for morals. He’s committed felony assault because a man was Vietnamese. He’s stated he could have stopped one of the planes from being hijacked on 9/11. He starred in The Happening. Those are all awful, terrible choices. Moral of the story: stop pretending to be shocked and outraged when celebrities show their true colors. And start treating women better and paying them correctly.

-Ryan

 

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Trailer Alert – All The Money In The World

All The Money In The World – December 22nd

All The Money In The World has lived an interesting life even before it’s 12/22 release date. The film originally had Kevin Spacey the lead as J. Paul Getty, but after sexual assault allegations against the actor came to light, director Ridley Scott made the change to Christopher Plummer. I never saw any footage or trailer with Spacey in the lead role so I have nothing to compare this to, but Plummer looks like a natural fit for the role.

The film is based on the real life kidnapping of J. Paul Getty’s grandson John Paul III. It’s a pretty insane story, and seems like a perfect fit for the big screen. Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams also star, and Wahlberg can now add ex CIA agent to his long list of insane characters. Kudos to Ridley Scott for reshooting and editing this movie at the last minute so it could still meet it’s release date. The opposite of kudos to Kevin Spacey for being a world class piece of shit.

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-Ryan

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