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.