Sunday 22 April 2018

Michelle Williams made 1,500 times less than co-star Mark Wahlberg to re-shoot All The Money in the World

Mark Wahlberg (L) and Michelle Williams attend the premiere of Sony Pictures Entertainment's
Mark Wahlberg (L) and Michelle Williams attend the premiere of Sony Pictures Entertainment's "All The Money In The World" at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on December 18, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Mark Wahlberg (L) and Michelle Williams attend the premiere of Sony Pictures Entertainment's "All The Money In The World" at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on December 18, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actors Michelle Williams (L) and Busy Philipps attend the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg in All The Money in The World
Busy Phillips and Michelle Williams attend the Opening Of The Louis Vuitton Boutique as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 on October 2, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Busy Phillips and Michelle Williams attend the Opening Of The Louis Vuitton Boutique as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 on October 2, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

One step forward, two steps back.

Actress Michelle Williams (37) was paid 1,500 times less than her male co-star Mark Wahlberg for the reshoots required in their latest film All The Money in the World. Kevin Spacey was an original cast member, but was replaced after a slew of sexual misconduct allegations were made against him and Christopher Plummer was recast in the role as J. Paul Getty.

At the time, producers were praised for the decision to remove Spacey from the film, but face new criticism as it has been reveled that female lead Williams, who has been nominated for four Oscars, was paid substantially less than blockbuster star Wahlberg. The Transformers actor received $1.5m for his time for the reshoots, while Williams was given less than $1,000.

The Brokeback Mountain star said she wanted to be as accommodating as possible in order to facilities the reshoots, saying she "appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort".

Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg in All The Money in The World
Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg in All The Money in The World

"I said I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me," she said. "And they could have my salary; they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted," she told USA Today.

Wahlberg's team negotiated for the hefty fee, while Williams did it for "nothing", as did director Ridley Scott.

Celebrities have come out in support of Williams and expressed their outrage, including her best friend Busy Phillips, actress Jessica Chastain and producer Judd Apatow.

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