The Pay Gap Between Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams

Lloyd Doyle
January 13, 2018

The report arrives days after USA Today revealed that Wahlberg received $1.5 million for the reshoot while the film's leading actress Michelle Williams only received an $80 per diem.

This has sparked a debate regarding the gender pay gap, especially since both Wahlberg and Williams are represented by the same agency.

Mark Wahlberg refused to approve Christopher Plummer as a replacement for Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World unless he was paid over a million dollars for the reshoot, USA TODAY has learned.

Wahlberg's lawyer vetoed Plummer's casting in a letter to the film's financiers, saying the actor would only agree if he were paid the extra money.

According to The Washington Post, Wahlberg, the highest paid actor of the year, "along with manager Stephen Levinson and agency WME, have a reputation in Hollywood for driving a tough bargain".

And an additional source contradicted other reports that Wahlberg's contract did not include reshoots, while Williams did, and that his reshoots were more extensive. But according to USA Today, Wahlberg had a clause in his contract that gave him the ability to approve co-stars.

The actress, who plays the kidnapped boy's mother in the film, previously told the newspaper about her reaction when director Ridley Scott's team called her to return to the set during Thanksgiving: "I said I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me".


'Everyone did it for nothing, ' he told USA Today. Did they think this wouldn't come out? Christopher had to get paid. I wouldn't do that...'

As soon as the main characters were locked in, the movie signed Plummer to replace Spacey.

Williams said she brought Burke as her date so she could listen to her talk. "I wonder if the studio or Wahlberg will do something to make the situation less insane", he wrote.

Burke, an activist from Harlem, launched the #MeToo movement a decade ago to aid underprivileged women of color affected by sexual abuse.

That's when Burke chose to take action by helping the communities where rape crisis centers and sexual assault workers were not present, and "Me Too" was born.

Turns out Marky Mark might be an even slipperier than we thought.

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