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

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Earlier this week, USA Today reported that Mark Wahlberg made $1.5 million for the reshoots while co-star Michelle Williams made less than $1,000-and now the newspaper has uncovered additional information on why Wahlberg was paid 1,000 times more than Williams. However, the Screen Actors Guide did launch an investigation into the pay disparity this week.

They spoke of how Wahlberg had co-star approval in his contract with one source saying: "What he said was, 'I will not approve Christopher Plummer unless you pay me.' And that's how he (expletive) them." .

Another Hollywood insider says Wahlberg's lawyer formally vetoed the Oscar victor in a letter to financiers until his demand for additional payment was met.


Mark Walhberg did not return Fox News' request for comment.

The sources told USA Today that Wahlberg had a costar approval clause in his contract and he refused to give a thumbs up on Spacey's replacement until he got a sizable pay raise.

The report arrives days after USA Today revealed that Wahlberg received $1.5 million for the reshoot while the film's leading actress Michelle Williams only received an $80 per diem.


Of the reshoots, Williams has previously explained, "I said I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me". Spacey was set to star in the movie alongside Williams and Wahlberg, but after a series of disturbing sexual assault allegations were made against him-and after he failed to take full responsibility for his own actions-Scott underwent an impressive reshooting process in order to ensure that the movie would be able to keep its original release date.

This means that the single mother traveled to Italy in late November for a last-second reshoot while being paid 0.05 per cent what her male co-star was making for his work.

Reps for Williams, Wahlberg, Scott, WME and the production company which funded the reshoot did not respond to requests for comment. WME represents both Wahlberg and Williams. And they could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted. "She's a brilliant Oscar nominated, Golden Globe winning actress. I wonder if the studio or Wahlberg will do something to make the situation less insane", he wrote.


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