Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Darrell Mcdonald

Mark Wahlberg says he'll donate $1.5 million in Michelle Williams' name

Mark Wahlberg says he'll donate $1.5 million in Michelle Williams' name

Mark Wahlberg reportedly refused to approve Christopher Plummer as Kevin Spacey's replacement in "All The Money In The World" unless he was paid over one million dollars for the reshoot.

Wahlberg's agency, William Morris Endeavor, which represents both Walhberg and Williams, said it would make an additional donation of US$500,000.

Director Ridley Scott only had ten days to shoot new scenes, which replaced disgraced actor Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plumber.

While Williams reportedly did her re-shoots for daily expenses of $80, Wahlberg demanded to be paid and agreed to return for a hefty $1.5 million.

Although Wahlberg is yet to respond to the latest reports, they come after it was reported that Michelle Williams was paid less than $1,000 (£730) for the reshoot. "It's crucial that this conversation continues within our community and we are committed to being part of the solution".

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After news of the pay difference became public, many cited it as a prime example of the gender pay gap prevalent in Hollywood and other industries.

Whether the pay difference in this situation has to do with actor negotiations or not, it's important to note the wage gap between men and women even outside of the acting world.

Mark Wahlberg topped Forbes' list for being the highest paid actor in 2017. It now appears that the star was able to leverage his clout to hold up production and get his big payday, thanks to a clause in his contract that gave him approval over the casting of his co-stars in the film. She may have been presented with a scenario in which she was told her participation was critical to rescuing the project. And they could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted.

TMZ also reported Thursday that Scott was unaware Wahlberg renegotiated his fee and feels he was "hung out to dry" after having told press the entire cast returned for free.

Since its release two weeks ago, All The Money In The World has amassed $28.2 million worldwide at the box office.

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