All The Money In The World is in big trouble after the massive pay disparity between Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams has been exposed.
Last year, following the sexual harassment allegations against Kevin Spacey, Sir Ridley Scott's new movie had to recast J. Paul Getty and reshoot all scenes involving the lead character. The director and producer previously claimed that the talents did not ask for compensation for the work they did for the reshoots, but apparently, that was not the case.
Following the movie's defeat at the 2018 Golden Globes, new information surfaced claiming that the actors got paid for the additional work. Moreover, the payment might not exactly be fair.
According to USA Today, Mark Wahlberg, who played the role of Fletcher Chase, Getty's advisor, was paid $1.5 million for the reshoots. However, Michelle Williams, who was cast as Gail Harris aka Getty III's (Charlie Plummer) mother, was paid a measly $80 per diem or less than $1,000 in total.
The publication also learned that Wahlberg's camp was able to negotiate for the hefty fee, but Williams' did not. Both are represented by the same agency.
The Washington Post was first to report about the pay discrepancy back in November. A source who was not able to speak publicly shared that Wahlberg was getting millions while Williams and the other actors agreed to be paid modestly for the additional 10 days of reshoots.
All The Money In The World was reportedly given a budget of $10 million for the reshoots and new marketing materials that do not involve Spacey. Aside from the actors, an entire crew had to be hired on short notice to film the scenes.
The Internet Protests
The story published this week by USA Today immediately went viral. Many, including feminist celebrities Jessica Chastain and Amber Tamblyn, slammed the movie and the people behind it because of the glaring pay disparity.
"Please go see Michelle's performance in All The Money in The World. She's a brilliant Oscar nominated Golden Globe winning actress. She has been in the industry for 20 yrs," Chastain tweeted. "She deserves more than 1% of her male costar' s salary."
"This is totally unacceptable," declared Tamblyn on social media.
This is so messed up that it is almost hard to believe. Almost. This is how this business works. I wonder if the studio or Wahlberg will do something to make the situation less insane. https://t.co/RsunBlOeCk— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) January 10, 2018
This is outrageous: Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million for reshooting his scenes in All the Money in the World, while Michelle Williams was paid an $80 per diem totaling less than $1,000. https://t.co/qk6yclx6fS
— Matt Viser (@mviser) January 10, 2018
There is exactly one response Sony should have to this, and it should be in the form of a check. https://t.co/Kg9PxeyHxS — Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) January 10, 2018
Mark Wahlberg got $1.5M for 'All the Money' reshoot - Michelle Williams was paid less than $1,000 for the same thing. Oh, and they had the same agency negotiating their pay. https://t.co/H0WpxmTA6L
— Rossalyn Warren (@RossalynWarren) January 10, 2018
They should just keep reshooting ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD, in increasingly baroque gender & financial arrangements, until they spend all the money in the world. — Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) January 10, 2018
"Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5M for 'All the Money in the World' reshoot, Williams got less than $1,000"
Michelle Williams has won Golden Globes and been nominated for Academy Awards.
Mark Wahlberg won an MTV award for making dick jokes with a talking teddy bear. pic.twitter.com/x1lHJ6TZVL
— Kenny Williams (@Ohheykenny) January 10, 2018
Neither Wahlberg's nor Williams' camp has released a statement regarding the issue.
All The Money In The World was released in December. It received three nominations including a Best Performance by an Actress for Williams at the 2018 Golden Globes. Meanwhile, Plummer was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the BAFTA Awards.