After it was revealed that Mark Wahlberg was paid more for his All the Money in the World reshoots than co-star Michelle Williams, the actor is now donating his salary to the Time's Up legal fund. His agency WME had no comment.
Mashable ed representatives for Williams and Wahlberg for comment, and will update the story if they respond.
This has sparked a debate regarding the gender pay gap, especially since both Wahlberg and Williams are represented by the same agency.
It's also unclear whether or not Williams knew that Wahlberg hadn't yet committed to the reshoots when she agreed to participate. Scott said that apart from Plummer and the film crew, everyone had done the shoot essentially for free, which is now contradicted by reports of Wahlberg's salary.
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The decision came less than a month before the planned release of the film, so the reshoots were organised hastily and depended on the cast effectively dropping whatever they were doing and agreeing to participate. 'Christopher had to get paid. Williams did, however, telling USA Today several days ago that she was so grateful for the fact Ridley Scott made the call she would sacrifice her salary. "But Michelle, no. Me, no".
Now a new report has emerged, again from USA Today, that Wahlberg refused to approve Plummer as Spacey's replacement unless his $1.5 million fee was secured for reshoots. "Because I appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort", Williams recalled.
That's when Burke made a decision to take action by helping the communities where rape crisis centers and sexual assault workers were not present, and "Me Too" was born. It looks like the only thing it would take to get Marky Mark to take time out of his busy pants-dropping schedule is some good old-fashioned co-star leveraging.
When asked about working with Plummer in the film after Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct, Williams says she was "not talking about that".