Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Darrell Mcdonald

Mark Wahlberg refused to approve Christopher Plummer unless he was paid

Mark Wahlberg refused to approve Christopher Plummer unless he was paid

While actor Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million, actress Michelle Williams reportedly got less than $1,000 for their 'All the Money in the World' re-shoots.

The movie made headlines late in 2017 when Scott announced that he would reshoot the movie shortly before its release to replace Kevin Spacey, who had been accused of serious sexual misconduct, with Christopher Plummer in the role of the elder Getty.

Jessica Chastain, the actress, said: "Please go see Michelle's performance in All The Money in The World. She's a brilliant Oscar-nominated Golden Globe-winning actress", raged indignant USA actress Jessica Chastain on Twitter.

In previous interviews, Williams indicated she was willing to earn just the per diem or waive her salary to save the film. "She deserves more than one per cent of her male co-star's salary".

A pay gap scandal has erupted over the "All the Money in the World" reshoots.

Michelle Williams was not betrayed by anyone when she agreed to do reshoots for free when her male counterpart raked in $1.5 million.so claim sources familiar with the situation.

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The director Judd Apatow wrote, "This is so messed up that it is nearly hard to believe".

The USA Today report suggests that Williams was not told that Wahlberg's team had negotiated a deal.

Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg in a scene from "All the Money in the World". Scott said he wasn't paid for the extra work, and neither were any of the other actors. I had to break the news to my family and tell them I wasn't going be home [for the holidays] and make alternate arrangements for them.

The news comes after Hollywood stars wore black to the Golden Globes on Sunday to take a stand against sexual harassment and for gender equality as a part of the "Time's Up" initiative, of which Williams is a founding member. In November a year ago, it was reported that Wahlberg was paid at least $2 million for ten days of work.

She said: "It was a nightmare".

Spokesmen for Imperative, William Morris Endeavor and Sony Pictures, which distributed "All the Money in the World", declined to comment for this article. So when Scott called for 10 days of reshoots, Wahlberg had the opportunity to negotiate additional pay. But this is a odd season in Hollywood, so perhaps it's fitting that the production details for "All The Money in the World" - Ridley Scott's film about J. Paul Getty's reluctance to ransom his grandson after the young man was kidnapped in 1973 - have ended up posing two important questions: What's the right choice to make when two feminist principles seem to be in conflict?

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