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After outcry, Mark Wahlberg will donate film fee to Time's Up

After outcry, Mark Wahlberg will donate film fee to Time's Up

Michelle Williams has admitted she will never forget Saturday 13 January, the day that Mark Wahlberg donated $1.5 million to the Times Up movement in her name.

Cast member Mark Wahlberg poses at the premiere for "All the Money in the World" in Beverly Hills December 18, 2017.

"Over the last few days my reshoot fee for "All the Money in the World" has become an important topic of conversation", Wahlberg tweeted.

Reports revealed that Wahlberg got $1.5 million but Williams, was instead paid no more than $1,000.

"All the Money in the World" director Ridley Scott embarked on a whirlwind of hasty reshoots late a year ago when the news broke that the film's original star, Kevin Spacey, faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct....

It said in a statement that wage disparity conversations should continue and "we are committed to being part of the solution".

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As a result of Rapp's allegations and others, director Ridley Scott chose to reshoot scenes from "All the Money in the World" that included Spacey.

However, USA Today quotes another anonymous source that says that both actors had reshoots in their contract, and both worked the same number of days on the new scenes.

Williams was also nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in the movie. Williams received approximately $1,000 due to SAG per diem rules, but was reportedly uninformed that Wahlberg's team had negotiated for higher pay, despite the fact that she is represented by the same talent agency.

Despite much of the cast and crew - including his costar - agreeing to work for nearly nothing, Wahlberg was able to negotiate a fee of $1.5 million.

Before the allegations against Spacey even surfaced, Wahlberg originally took a significant pay cut when he signed on for the film, which had not been greenlit prior to his commitment. He also allegedly fought against having to work with Plummer on the reshoots. "Because I appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort". They could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever.

Following all of this, Ridley Scott went public and talked about how the actors were gracious enough to give their time and work for free.


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