Michelle Williams And Mark Wahlberg Pay Disparity, SAG To Investigate

12 January, 2018, 06:18 | Author: Constance French
  • The gender pay gap and All the Money in the World

USA Today then uncovered that Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million for his role in the reshoot, which had a budget of $10 million.

After much digging, it appears that Williams, as well as many other people who worked on the film, took a massive pay cut as a beacon of gratitude for all the work the shots would take under the circumstances.

Williams and Wahlberg are both represented by William Morris/Endeavor.

Now, however, sources tells USA Today that both actors had preexisting language in their contracts concerning reshoots, with one person explaining to the paper, "What he said was, 'I will not approve Christopher Plummer unless you pay me.' And that's how he (expletive) them".

"We're looking into it", said a source at the actors union, who noted that the guild's contract only covers minimums that actors can be paid. The pay gap has been the subject of particularly intense attention in Hollywood since 2014, when a major hack of emails from Sony made clear that Jennifer Lawrence had been paid less than her male co-stars in "American Hustle". "Unacceptable." Later, the actress Jessica Chastain (known for her "equal pay" protests) took to her Twitter handle to raise the issue.

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The kidnapping drama directed by Ridley Scott was hastily reshot in November after a series of sexual misconduct allegations were made public against Kevin Spacey, who previously starred in the drama as billionaire J. Paul Getty.

The pay gap issue has proved its severity in the Forbes' World's Highest-Paid Actors list where the top 10 actors raked in nearly $500 million past year while the top 10 women managed only about a third.

There's a common refrain in Hollywood when women like Williams are paid less: "It's awful, but Mark Wahlberg has more negotiating power".

Kevin Spacey was replaced by Christopher Plummer only one month before the film was set to hit theatres past year, after sexual harassment allegations emerged. The first was the desire to replace Spacey so the movie would not be shelved, and to demonstrate that studios and directors didn't have to stand by high-profile men who were accused of heinous behavior to justify their investments. Imperative Entertainment didn't have any more money. Or perhaps it was the decision of a team seizing any convenience as they sought to reshoot a movie on an astonishingly tight schedule. It is possible that those representing Williams did not know about the deal that Wahlberg was able to secure. There's a economic differential at play -but it's not $1.5 million vs.an $80 per diem. He asked his primary agent, Doug Lucterhand, to push for more money.



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