Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5M to Michelle Williams' $800

Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5M to Michelle Williams' $800

Earlier this week news dropped that while All the Money in the World star Michelle Williams opted not to take a payday to facilitate removing any traces of accused sexual predator Kevin Spacey from the film, her costar Mark Wahlberg and his team negotiated a $1.5 million deal for a 10-day reshoot that took place over Thanksgiving week.

An anonymous source familiar with the situation told the publication, "What [Wahlberg] said was, 'I will not approve Christopher Plummer unless you pay me.'" The source said Wahlberg's contract granted him co-star approval.

The sources told USA Today that Wahlberg had a costar approval clause in his contract and he refused to give a thumbs up on Spacey's replacement until he got a sizable pay raise. Enter your information below for a chance to be featured in Parade's annual What People Earn issue. Did they think this wouldn't come out?

The actors union SAG-AFTRA responded to the initial reports of the pay inequality between Wahlberg and Williams by stating that they "are unambiguously in favor of pay equity between men and women in this industry and support every action to move in this direction".

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While Wahlberg reportedly played hardball with the movie's producers about the reshoots, Williams told USA Today that she appreciated the effort to make the changes to the movie so it would not be tainted by Spacey. But Michelle, no. Me, no.

In August, Forbes named Wahlberg the highest-paid actor of the year, calculating his pretax and pre-fee earnings at $68 million. His talent agency, William Morris Endeavor, which took part in negotiating the contract, had no comment. And they could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted.

In contrast, director Ridley Scott had previously claimed that both stars had offered their returning services for free - although it is claimed that he was not aware of the huge pay disparity that existed behind the scenes.

Williams, Globe-nominated for her role in All the Money in the World, was one of them. I said, 'Will you come back [and reshoot]?' They said, 'Absolutely.' I said, 'For how much?' They said, 'For free.' Everyone came back for nothing.

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