Why Mark Wahlberg Got "All the Money" Pay Bump Over Michelle Williams

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The Real Reason Mark Wahlberg Was Paid 1000 Times More than Michelle Williams

However, it was revealed that Mark Wahlberg received $1.5m (£1.1m) to reshoot his scenes, while co-star Michelle Williams was paid less than $1,000, taking an $80 per diem fee instead.

Wahlberg's lawyer vetoed Plummer's casting in a letter to the film's financiers, saying the actor would only agree if he were paid the extra money.

Although Wahlberg is yet to respond to the latest reports, they come after it was reported that Michelle Williams was paid less than $1,000 (£730) for the reshoot.

"I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me", she said. "She's a brilliant Oscar nominated, Golden Globe winning actress".

TMZ also reported Thursday that Scott was unaware Wahlberg renegotiated his fee and feels he was "hung out to dry" after having told press the entire cast returned for free. He added: "They all came in free".

Pay discrepancies are sadly nothing new in the entertainment business, or anywhere really, but they rarely get this egregious.

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USA Today, who broke the original story, now allege that Wahlberg effectively held the film to ransom by exercising a co-star approval clause in his contract.

Coming at a moment when, under the new Time's Up banner, actresses are calling for gender equality, the report appeared to present an extreme case of a male actor being lavishly rewarded while his female co-star was expected to work for less than one percent of his salary. "But Michelle, no. Me, no".

The reshoots occurred over 10 days when Christopher Plummer replaced Kevin Spacey in the film after sexual misconduct accusations against Spacey surfaced.

She lost out at the Golden Globes on Sunday to Frances McDormand, but proved to be the flawless date for her guest, #MeToo creator Tarana Burke. "Because I appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort".

That's when Burke chose to take action by helping the communities where rape crisis centers and sexual assault workers were not present, and "Me Too" was born.

At around the same time, we're told Ridley flew to London to see Mark and convince him to do the reshoot.

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