Mark Wahlberg Reportedly Made Significantly More Than Female Co-Star For Re-Shoots

Nick Sanchez
January 11, 2018

Michelle Williams was paid considerably less than 1% of co-star Mark Wahlberg's earnings for reshooting scenes in awards season contender All the Money in the World.

In an article published today by USA Today, three people "familiar with the situation but not authorised to speak publicly" said Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million in total for the reshoots and Williams was paid just $80 per day, less than $1000 in total. When The Washington Post first reported that Williams would get "a fraction" of Wahlberg's paycheck, it said that actor and his manager "have a reputation in Hollywood for driving a tough bargain".

Director Ridley Scott had previously revealed that the reshoot had cost $10 million (€8.37 million) and that he and all actors had agreed to film the scenes a second time without being paid.

Last year, Forbes Magazine named Wahlberg Hollywood's highest paid actor.

The film's production company, Imperative Entertainment, and reps for Wahlberg and Williams did not respond to The Times' requests for comment on Wednesday. "She's a brilliant Oscar nominated, Golden Globe winning actress".

Williams told USAToday in December, "I said I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me".

The Washington Post reported in November that Wahlberg was paid almost $2 million for the reshoots over 10 days.

Actress and activist Amber Tamblyn described the reported pay gap as "totally unacceptable" while veteran producer Judd Apatow said it was "so messed up that it is nearly hard to believe". The understanding was that Michelle Willams, Mark Wahlberg, and others graciously came back to the set to complete last-minute reshoots because of the allegations against co-star Kevin Spacey.

SCOTT: "No, I wouldn't get paid, I refused to get paid".

Regardless, experts say, a huge pay gap between a male and female star is exactly what Hollywood doesn't need right now as it struggles in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein and other prominent men.

"Please go see Michelle's performance in All the Money in the World", tweeted Chastain, Williams' fellow Golden Globe nominee.

The Brokeback Mountain star said she wanted to be as accommodating as possible in order to facilities the reshoots, saying she "appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort". He had the ability to negotiate since he already had taken a pay cut. Directed by Scott and written by David Scarpa, the film received wide release December 25.

Similarly, Scott also told the same publication that, 'all of them, everyone did it for nothing'.

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