Mark Wahlberg reportedly demanded $1.5m before approving Christopher Plummer's casting

Mark Wahlberg reportedly demanded $1.5m before approving Christopher Plummer's casting

Those angered by reports that Mark Wahlberg was paid significantly more than co-star Michelle Williams on reshoots for All the Money in the World won't like this: the actor reportedly made sure he got paid a lot. However, the Screen Actors Guide did launch an investigation into the pay disparity this week.

All the Money in the World is filled with drama-onscreen and off. Production hit a roadblock when sexual misconduct allegations surfaced about Kevin Spacey, who plays a supporting character in the film, prompting reshoots with Christopher Plummer in Spacey's stead.

"What he said was, 'I will not approve Christopher Plummer unless you pay me.' And that's how he (expletive) them", the source said.

Another insider claims the actor's lawyer formally vetoed Plummer in a letter to financiers until his demands for payment had been met.

Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams attend the premiere of Sony Pictures Entertainment's "All The Money In The World" at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on December 18, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. That works out to Williams being paid less than one-tenth of 1 per cent of her male co-star.

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Since the story broke that Wahlberg chose to use the #MeToo moment to profit from reshooting the film, The Wrap has reported that reshoots weren't in Wahlberg's contract while they were in Williams's. Director Ridley Scott replaced him with veteran actor Christopher Plummer, but needed Mark Wahlberg's approval, which was reportedly refused until the production agreed to pay him out a massive chunk of change for the inconvenience.

Representatives for Wahlberg, Williams, WME, Sony, Imperative Entertainment and Scott did not respond to USA TODAY's requests for comment. "And they could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted", Williams said.

"I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me", she said.

Williams and Wahlberg are both represented by Williams Morris Endeavor, and some critics have accused the talent agency of failing to inform the Oscar-nominated actress of her co-start's lucrative arrangement.

'I'm so much more interested in what you have to say than what I have to say, ' Williams told reporters about her date on the red carpet.


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