Michelle Williams Was Paid Less Than 1% of What Mark Wahlberg Got for Reshooting 'All the Money in the World'
Published Jan 10, 2018Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World made headlines late last year when the director was forced to reshoot the film following sexual misconduct allegations made against former star Kevin Spacey. Now, some new controversy is brewing after it was revealed Michelle Williams was paid substantially less than Mark Wahlberg when it came to reshooting scenes for the film.
USA Today reports that three sources confirmed Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million USD for reshooting, while Williams was paid an $80 per diem totalling less than $1,000. The math works out to Williams being paid less than 1 percent of what her male co-star received.
Both Wahlberg and Williams are represented by the William Morris Endeavor agency, though USA Today noted Wahlberg's team negotiated the $1.5 million for the reshoots. Scott previously told USA Today that he "refused to get paid" for the reshoots, adding that the actors "did it for nothing."
Williams previously told the publication, "I said I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me," for the reshoots, adding that "they could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted. Because I appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort."
Representatives for Wahlberg, Williams, WME, Sony, Imperative Entertainment and Scott did not respond to USA Today's requests for comment.
UPDATE (1/11, 11:45 p.m. EST): Following the report from USA Today, the film actors labour union SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) is now investigating whether the film broke any of the union's contract rules, Deadline reports. "We are unambiguously in favour of pay equity between men and women in this industry and support every action to move in this direction," a SAG-AFTRA spokesperson said in a statement. "At the same time, performers at this level negotiate their above-scale rates through their agents. As it relates to this matter, you should talk to their representatives."