Mark Wahlberg refused to approve Christopher Plummer unless he was paid

SAG-AFTRA Looking Into 'All The Money In The World' Pay Disparity Claims

Michelle Williams was paid over thousand times lesser than Mark Wahlberg for “All the Money in the World”

As per reports, for the 9-day shoot, the actor was paid Rs 9.5 crore ($1.5 million). The entire reason that these reshoots were required was because Christopher Plummer was hired to play the role Kevin Spacey had initially been cast in.

Jessica Chastain, an outspoken advocate of gender parity for Hollywood salaries, wrote in support of Williams, "She has been in the industry for 20 yrs".

All the Money in the World is based on the real-life kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and his mother Gail (Williams) attempt to convince his billionaire grandfather (Plummer) to pay the ransom. Scott previously told USA Today that he "refused to get paid" for the reshoots, adding that the actors "did it for nothing".

There are two reasons main reasons, the first being that Wahlberg and Williams - who are both represented by the same agency, William Morris Endeavor - started out the project with unequal contracts.

A lawyer and a rep for Wahlberg did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Portman, for example, said she was paid three times less than her male co-star Ashton Kutcher for the 2011 movie "No Strings Attached". Mark Wahlberg, on the other hand, demanded $1.5 mil and, as one source put it, "He had producers over a barrel", and he got what he was after.

Scott had said in December that the reshoots, which reportedly cost $10 million, were possible because "everyone did them for nothing".

James Franco accused of sexual misconduct by five women including former students
Franco was accused by five women of inappropriate behavior in a bombshell report published by the LA Times on Thursday. Franco's publicist did not provide any additional statement from the actor when contacted by the Press Association.

Director Ridley Scott had to do re-shoots for the movie the week of Thanksgiving after Kevin Spacey was replaced by Christopher Plummer in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against Spacey.

Wahlberg was named Hollywood's highest paid actor by Forbes past year, raking in an estimated $68 million in the publication's 12-month scoring period. But with the film's survival on the line, she agreed to take far less: the union-designated rate of $80 per day, which worked out to less than $1,000 for the 10 days of reshoots.

"All the Money in the World" was produced by Imperative Entertainment and distributed by Sony's TriStar Pictures.

But with Williams already on board and the clock ticking towards the release date, Wahlberg's representatives knew they had leverage over the production team, both the Times and TMZ said.

"They could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted", she said of what she was willing to do for the reshoots.

"We can not let one person's behavior affect the good work of all of these other people", Scott said at the time. 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.

Latest News