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Why Fans Are Furious About Michelle Williams' Treatment In Her New Movie

11 January 2018

Sources close to the film have now disclosed to USA Today that while Michelle Williams was paid a per diem of $80 per day, which amounted to $1,000 for all the reshoots, her co-star Mark Wahlberg took home a $1.5 million cheque for the added days of filming.

The large pay gap between Williams and Wahlberg drew the attention of many online.

Michelle recently admitted she felt a "sadness" when she thought "All the Money in the World" would have to be pulled following sexual misconduct allegations made against Kevin Spacey, who played J. Paul Getty, one of the main characters in the thriller.

Scott managed to assemble his cast and crew on short notice during the Christmas period, successfully reshooting and re-editing the film in time to meet its original release date.

Looks like somebody figured out how Forbes' highest-paid actor is making all the money in the world.

Both actors are represented by the William Morris Endeavor agency.

While All the Money in the World is garnering fair to middling reviews from critics (including me), many reviews praise Williams's and Plummer's performances.

Williams had told USA TODAY earlier, "I said I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me".


USA TODAY has since learned Wahlberg's team actually negotiated a hefty fee, with the actor paid $1.5 million for his reshoots.

Actress and activist Amber Tamblyn described the reported pay gap as "totally unacceptable" while veteran producer Judd Apatow said it was "so messed up that it is nearly hard to believe".

Mark Wahlberg (L) and Michelle Williams attend the premiere of Sony Pictures Entertainment's "All The Money In The World" at Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, December 18, 2017.

Williams had spoken to USA Today about the reshoots previously. Christopher Plummer was given the role, but the other principal actors had to come in to shoot additional scenes.

"I wonder if the studio or Wahlberg will do something to make the situation less insane", filmmaker Judd Apatow added.

"They could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted", she said of the production team at the time.

Michelle Williams is part of the Time's Up initiative launched by Hollywood women to combat widespread sexual harassment across the US.

"Exposing the gross disparity in pay & hard evidence of the gender gap- negotiated by the SAME agents no less! - isn't a witch hunt", Bush tweeted. Scott claimed that the reshoots were not very expensive because everybody made the decision to work for free, but that has been proven to be untrue.

Why Fans Are Furious About Michelle Williams' Treatment In Her New Movie