Again as is typical, the main woman involved - Williams - realized what she needed to do to help salvage the project. Ironically, both Michelle and Mark are represented by officials from the same talent agency, William Morris Endeavor. Wahlberg's agent Ari Emanuel - the person that Jeremy Piven's character of Entourage was based upon, which was by the way produced by Wahlberg - was in part able to grant his client this advantage because the actor reportedly initially signed up to do the film at a pay cut to add prestige to his résumé.
Scott had previously told USA Today that the actors did the reshoots "for nothing" - meaning union minimums - and that he also did not get paid.
The second reason Williams walked away with what amounted to almost $80 a day for reshoots is that, because Wahlberg's contract didn't necessitate reshoots, he was able to renegotiate his pay for them. The film still made its December 22 release.
Regardless, experts say, a huge pay gap between a male and female star is exactly what Hollywood doesn't need right now as it struggles in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein and other prominent men in the industry.
"They could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted", she said of what she was willing to do for the reshoots. "I had to break the news to my family and tell them I wasn't going be home (for Thanksgiving) and make alternate arrangements for them", she told Vulture.
What's alarming and preposterous about this revelation is that Williams is a markedly more gifted and critically recognized film presence than Wahlberg, who hasn't even given a noteworthy acting performance in his career. For the 10 days shooting spell, WME negotiated more than $1million for Wahlberg but only $80 per day for the four-time Oscar-nominated actress.
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The pay gap, which was first reported by the Washington Post back in November, has got people all riled up, including producer Judd Apatow who said it was "so messed up that it is nearly hard to believe".
The Screen Actors Guild, the labor union that represents screen actors, is looking into the matter to see if any of the guild's contract rules were broken, Deadline reported.