Uproar in Hollywood over Williams-Wahlberg pay gap

Uproar in Hollywood over Williams-Wahlberg pay gap

Uproar in Hollywood over Williams-Wahlberg pay gap

USA Today have since reported that Wahlberg's team actually negotiated a significant fee for his reshoots, but Williams wasn't told. The original film was completed in October and the amendments required about 10 days of work, but it still made its Christmas release date. And they could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted. [The actors] all came in free.

- Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) January 10, 2018 Michelle Williams is one of the best actress working right now.

All the Money in the World follows the 1973 kidnapping John Paul Getty III, grandson of billionaire and oil tycoon John Paul Getty (Plummer).

"I refused to get paid", Scott said, but "Christopher had to get paid, but Michelle, no".

Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams costar in "All the Money in the World", which went through some quick reshoots when Kevin Spacey was dropped as J. Paul Getty and Christopher Plummer stepped in.

Williams plays Gail Harris, the mother of the kidnapped John Paul Getty III, with Wahlberg as the former Central Intelligence Agency operative who works as her advisor.

Deadline learned today that before any of the reshoots occurred, Wahlberg took an 80% cut on what he normally earns ($15 million-plus a movie) in order to work with Scott and because it was a potential awards contender.

RIDLEY SCOTT: "The whole reshoot was - in normal terms was expensive but not as expensive as you think".

Golden Globe-winning actress Mia Farrow said the disparity was "outrageously unfair", adding that she was "never, ever paid even a quarter of what the male lead received".

Meanwhile, Williams had previously told USA Today: "I said I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me".

Although several actors with small parts, including Timothy Hutton, had agreed to return for reshoots for minimum pay, Mr. Wahlberg was not one of them, according to the people briefed on the negotiations. But Michelle, no. Me, no. NBC News was not able to confirm USA TODAY's report and did not receive a response from Wahlberg, Williams, or the agency that represents both of them, William Morris Endeavor.

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.

Actress and activist Amber Tamblyn called the reported pay gap "totally unacceptable". Ms. Williams, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for her role in "All the Money in the World", walked the red carpet with Tarana Burke, senior director of the nonprofit Girls for Gender Equity and the founder of the #MeToo movement.

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