All the money in the world? Apparently if you’re Mark Wahlberg. Perhaps not if you’re Michelle Williams.
A recent report in USA Today that “All the Money in the World” star Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million while co-star Williams was only paid an $80 per diem totalling less than $1,000 for extensive reshoots has several Hollywood stars crying foul on social media.
The film underwent massive reshoots over the Thanksgiving holiday when the studio and filmmakers decided to remove Kevin Spacey from a leading role following allegations of sexual harassment against the star. Spacey was replaced by Oscar winner Christopher Plummer. Williams would go on to receive a Golden Globe nomination for her role.
News of the dramatic pay disparity didn’t sit well with many stars on social media, particularly in the wake of the recent #Metoo movement and Time’s Up initiative.
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. She deserves more than 1% of her male costar’ s salary. https://t.co/HIniew6lf7
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) January 10, 2018
Michelle Williams was paid 1% of what her male co-star made on her latest film. This is totally unacceptable. https://t.co/xE5ZNqjcrA
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) January 10, 2018
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
Shameful indeed. And this is a movie about how greedy and heartless men can be! https://t.co/aRTi2tqWGG
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) January 10, 2018
Outrageously unfair- but it’s always been like this. I was never, ever paid even a quarter of what the male lead received: Wahlberg got $1.5M for ‘All the Money’ reshoot, Williams paid less than $1,000 https://t.co/LrOjrHVjcp
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) January 10, 2018
NBC News reached out to Wahlberg, Williams and Scott. So far there’s been no comment.