A new report claims Mark Wahlberg was paid about 1500 times more than Michelle Williams' salary for recent movie reshoots. When The Washington Post first reported that Williams would get "a fraction" of Wahlberg's paycheck, it said that actor and his manager "have a reputation in Hollywood for driving a tough bargain". In an interview with USA Today, Scott said, "The whole reshoot was - in normal terms was expensive but not as expensive as you think".
Ridley Scott partially re-shot his latest movie after Kevin Spacey was sacked due to sexual misconduct allegations, with both Wahlberg and Williams called back to act opposite Spacey's replacement, Christopher Plummer.
That's electrifying enough on its own; what's more startling is that both actors are represented by the same agency, William Morris Endeavor, and Williams reportedly was not told that Wahlberg's representatives had negotiated the hefty fee for him. Williams, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance as Gail Harris, the mother of 16-year-old kidnapping victim John Paul Getty III, attended the ceremony accompanied by activist and #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke. USA Today said that figure was $1.5 million and reported that Williams wasn't told about the negotiation. The understanding was that Michelle Willams, Mark Wahlberg, and others graciously came back to the set to complete last-minute reshoots because of the allegations against co-star Kevin Spacey.
Last November, with the Hollywood exodus is full flow, House of Cards actor Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct by several male sources.
Those close to the production have argued to Deadline that the pay disparity wasn't a gender issue, rather that the unprecedented reshoots to meet a December 25 theatrical release forced a rush situation. "I wonder if the studio or Wahlberg will do something to make the situation less insane".
- Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) January 10, 2018 Michelle Williams is one of the best actress working right now. He had the ability to negotiate since he already had taken a pay cut. Scott claimed that the reshoots were not very expensive because everybody made the decision to work for free, but that has been proven to be untrue.