Mark Wahlberg was reportedly paid $1.5 million to re-scenes in “All the Money in the World” when Kevin Spacey was dismissed.
Mark Walhberg said to be the production to pause for “All the Money in the World” after Kevin Spacey was expelled after a growing number of sexual misconduct claims.
Christopher Plummer was replaced by the fallen A-lister but Walhberg reportedly refused to approve the film re-shoots to he $ 1.5 million for the extra work. The filmmakers were reportedly rushing to finish the film, so it could be eligible for the Golden Globes awards.
A source close to the situation told USA Today, “What he said was:” I will not approve Christopher Plummer, unless you pay me.’ And that is how he (expletive).”
And while Wahlberg was allegedly well paid for his time, his co-star Michelle Williams was reportedly paid less than $1,000 for the film re-shot scenes. The rumors about the gender pay gap, led to opposition from several Hollywood stars like Jessica Chastain and Williams’ good friend, Busy Phillips.
Chastain tweeted, “go see Michelle’s performance in All of the Money in The World. She is a brilliant Oscar nominated for a Golden Globe-winning actress. She is in the industry for 20 years. She deserves more than 1% of her male costar’s salary.”
While Phillips wrote, “SHAMEFUL IS RIGHT.”
Go see Michelle’s performance in All of the Money in The World. She is a brilliant Oscar nominated for a Golden Globe award winning actress. She is in the industry for 20 years. She deserves more than 1% of her male costar’s salary. https://t.co/HIniew6lf7
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) January 10, 2018
The film’s director, Ridley Scott, previously claimed to be the cast did re-shoots for free.
EMBARRASSING IS CORRECT. https://t.co/7gyEpmw2Zx
— Busy Students (@BusyPhilipps) January 10, 2018
Scott said in December, following Spacey’s resignation, “So, I’ve been on the phone to the cast. I said, ‘you come back [and reshoot]?’ She said: ‘Absolutely.’ I said, “For how much?’ She said: ‘free.’ Everyone came back for nothing. That indicates how strong the feeling was.”
Mark Walhberg does not return Fox News’ request for comment.
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