Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million to reshoot his scenes in the recent movie “All the Money in the World,” while his co-star Michelle Williams was paid less than $1,000 — less that 1% of Wahlberg’s pay — according to a new report.
USA Today reported Tuesday that Wahlberg negotiated his deal when Christopher Plummer was brought in to replace Kevin Spacey just a month before the film was scheduled to be released.
Director Ridley Scott previously said that he and his stars, excluding Plummer, had reshot the scenes for free. “Everyone did it for nothing,” Scott told USA Today in December. “They all came in for free.”
It was unclear if Scott had been aware of Wahlberg’s deal.
Williams received only an $80-a-day per diem.
“I said I’d be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me,” Williams told USA Today in the December report. “And 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.”
The Washington Post previously reported that Wahlberg insisted on being paid significantly for the 10 days of reshoots. In August, Forbes reported Wahlberg was Hollywood’s highest-paid actor, making $68 million over the previous 12 months.
USA Today said Williams was unaware of Wahlberg’s deal, even though the two are represented by the same agency. Williams, a four-time Oscar nominee, was nominated for a Golden Globe award for the fifth time for her performance.
The disclosure comes as the issue of gender equality takes center stage in Hollywood following a multitude of reports about decades of sexual misconduct, harassment and pay disparity. Spacey was removed from the film following sexual misconduct allegations in November.