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.
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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The Last Knight Trailer OUT OF NOWHERE!
All about this movie. ALL about it. I didn’t think I was going to make it after hearing that Shia wasn’t coming back for ‘Age of Extinction’, but Marky Mark turned out to be a suitable replacement in one of my favorite (fight me) franchises going right now. This trailer shows some old faces (from the first 3 movies) and some fresh faces, which is a nice way of tying all of the movies together. Could we maybe see a surprise appearance by Shia in this one? Not likely, unfortunately. But a man can dream.
PS – Here’s a trailer breakdown from Nerdist for a closer look.
Ted 2 shouldn’t release trailers unless they’re red band, because you know the movie is going to be about 90% profanity. I loved Ted, and I’m sure Ted 2 will be funny, but it’s falling into the sequel black hole that movie studios are obsessed with. Tom Brady golden penis and porn jokes are all well and good, but I wouldn’t hate it if we got a new kind of comedy concept. Since that’s probably not going to happen, I might as well enjoy this trailer and the handsome prince Mark Wahlberg has never looked better. No Mila Kunis in the trailer so I’m assuming she was busy having her baby, but Amanda Seyfriend is a beautiful replacement. Ted 2 comes out June 26.
Hey everyone, Matt here with some new trailers that you must watch right NOW. This weekend I am heading down the land of the crazies…you guessed it, Florida. While there I will be soaking up the sun, riding roller coasters, and watching the Buccaneers beat the piss out of those piece of shit Falcons! But, before I leave I wish to give you these trailers so you may begin to lust for upcoming silver screen adventures.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
So much walking: Part 6
Slumdog meets District 9/Elysium
The Minions get an origins story. Do you think I could be casted in the sequel?
A Most Violent Year
Good Fellas meets American Hustle
The Guy from Elysium and District 9 Meets Call of Duty and they have a gang bang with a GoPro camera. Ok, I could seriously get into something like this. Unfortunately this is an Indie GoGo campaign and might not be finished.
Mark Wahlberg gambles a lot and bangs his student who happens to be the girl from 21 Jump Street. Yeah, i’m gonna see it.
And last but not least, I give you voiceover-less Darth Vader, with an english accent!
Michael Bay, himself, delivered this to my house last night….Ok, maybe he didn’t but i like to believe he did. Leave me and my dreams alone!
I’ll start by saying that this was an awesome movie. Acting was great, effects were stunning, and story left me shaking in my seat. Which brings me to why I am writing this post, the story, though how unbelievable it is, is true. I knew this going in of course, but I had no idea how hard it would hit once the ending credits rolled. This was a story of true acts of heroism. Iv’e always had an immeasurable amount of respect and admiration for the men and women in the armed forces, but this experience has opened my eyes wider than they have ever been. With every petty and stupid news story that gets blown up on the news (and on here sometimes too, I do admit) there are battles being fought ,and lives being lost, all around the world that go unnoticed. Just when i thought I couldn’t love my county more, I am completely blown away by the story of Operation Red Wings.
Movies are bound to let you down. They’re billion dollar a year businesses, with most of that money coming from advertising. With those billions of dollars, movie companies are able to hire the most talented and creative people for their projects. As fans, we’re subjected to months of trailers, talk show interviews and behind the scenes featurette’s that hype each individual movie as “the next big thing”. Pessimists almost automatically disqualify the movie as a failure. Optimists, such as myself, get sucked up in the hype, and no matter how many bad reviews they read, will spend money to see that movie in the theater.
For 2 guns, the action comedy starring Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington and (gasp) Bill Paxton, I tried a different approach: dissect the movie and the hype surrounding it with a realistic attitude. So many really good movies have been ruined because of an out of this world trailer. For example, the trailer for Superman: Man of Steel was one of the best trailer’s I’ve ever had the privilege of watching. The movie was good, but after watching the trailer 40 times, you unfairly expect a cinematic masterpiece, thus clipping it’s wings before it ever got a chance to fly.
Back to 2 Guns. When the trailer’s were first released and I heard who the 3 top billed stars were, it was almost impossible not to get sucked up in the hype. Marky Mark and Denzel as a good guy tag team against an evil Bill Paxton?! I felt like I died and went to movie heaven. Then I thought of Superman. And I remembered how a great trailer and massive hype ruined a movie I really wanted to enjoy. As I entered the theatre for 2 Guns, I was ready to watch a good/really good movie. Not a bomb, not a masterpiece. 2 hours of witty one-liners, impressive explosions and the guaranteed shot of a sexy Spanish woman’s boobs that are in every Denzel Washington movie (see Training Day, Flight, 2 Guns). That’s exactly what I got. Leaving the theater, I was glad I had realistic expectations for the film, but it still felt bittersweet. The Golden Age of Cinema is so far gone that you couldn’t see it with a telescope in your rear view mirror, but at least now I see modern movies for what they really are.
The bigger theme here, at least in my opinion, is how the once great praise we had for movies are now shifting to TV. Go anywhere in the country and you can converse with someone who feels the same way you do about Mad Men, or Breaking Bad, or Sons Of Anarchy. I doubt the same can be said about 2 Guns.