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Mark Wahlberg refused to approve Christopher Plummer unless he was paid

Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg in All the Money in the World Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million to reshoot scenes after Kevin Spacey was dropped while Williams was paid less than $1,000 SAG-AFTRA Looking Into 'All The Money In The World' Pay Disparity Claims
Freda Brock | 12 January, 2018, 03:10

Deadline reports that if Williams was paid at least union scale for the reshoots, there may be no violation of union rules, regardless of any outside deal any other actor may have negotiated.

Hollywood has been left rocked after reports of a significant pay gap between the male and female stars of All The Money In The World, during the reshoots without Kevin Spacey. "She has been in the industry for 20 yrs".

In December, Scott told USA Today that he was able to keep costs down for the re-shoot because "everyone did it for nothing". However, Sources told USA Today that Wahlberg earned $1.5 million for the reshoot while Williams only received about 1% of that saying that she would forgo her pay in appreciation of this huge effort.

The pay gap, which was first reported by the Washington Post back in November, has got people all riled up, including producer Judd Apatow who said it was "so messed up that it is nearly hard to believe".

Wahlberg left it to his representatives at William Morris Endeavor - which also represents Williams - to negotiate his compensation.

Because Williams had already committed to return, Wahlberg had leverage: He was the only major missing piece and the clock was ticking.

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It's just one more case study of Hollywood's persistent gender pay gap.

According to Variety, a spokesperson for SAG-AFTRA, which is the union representing both the actors, said that the organisation is looking at the circumstances of the pay disparity.

Williams can, and has, unequivocally outacted Wahlberg in the majority of her roles versus his, if not in all of them.

Director Ridley Scott made a decision to reshoot scenes from "All the Money in the World" that included Kevin Spacey after the Oscar-winning actor was accused of sexual harassment and assault. Many wore pins that read Time's Up, the name of a new coalition in Hollywood that aims to end the prevalence of sexual harassment that led to the #MeToo movement and to create gender equality. Both actors had reshoots in their contracts and both actors were in Europe filming for approximately the same number of days. USA TODAY also reached out to reps for Plummer and co-star Michelle Williams.

"They could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted", she said of the production team at the time. "And I'll give you my Thanksgiving break, if that would help.' And they, to their credit, they only took my Thanksgiving break", Williams said.

Representatives for Wahlberg, Williams, WME, Sony, Imperative Entertainment, and Scott did not respond to USA Today's requests for comment. Her haul wouldn't even earn her a place on the men's top 10 list.

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