Mark Wahlberg's Agent on Pay Disparity: He Doesn't Work for Free

Mark Wahlberg's Agent on Pay Disparity: He Doesn't Work for Free

After it emerged that Michelle Williams got paid $1000 compared to Mark Wahlberg's $1.5 million for the reshoots necessary for Ridley Scott's movie All The Money In The World, many zero-ed in on what appeared to be a pretty flagrant and shabby example of Hollywood sexism.

Wahlberg received $1.5 million for reshooting his scenes in "All the Money in the World", the film about the Getty kidnapping case, while Williams received less than $1,000, a report said Tuesday. Williams intrinsically wanted the project to work and waived her fee.

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

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. "Because I appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort".

The second reason Williams walked away with what amounted to almost $80 a day for reshoots is that, because Wahlberg's contract didn't necessitate reshoots, he was able to renegotiate his pay for them. "But everyone was so supportive, no one more than my 12-year-old daughter, who said, "You worked so hard on this".

"I said I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me". Wahlberg was already not thrilled to have worked for roughly 80 percent less than his standard fee, the Times said, especially since overseas distributors were using his box office track record to promote the film.

Scott told USA Today in December that "everyone did it for nothing". The ceremony was fashioned into a showcase for Time's Up, a new initiative started to gender inequality and sexual harassment in Hollywood and other industries. The film was set to be released on Dec 25. Wahlberg's stipulated that he was not required to do reshoots, while Williams was, according to The Wrap.

Christopher Plummer in a scene from "All the Money in the World". "It's just been such a unusual saga of highs and lows and ups and downs", continued the actress, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for the film.

Imperative Entertainment, the company that produced it, ultimately agreed to US$1.5 million.

The pay gap, which was first reported by the Washington Post back in November, has got people all riled up, including producer Judd Apatow who said it was "so messed up that it is nearly hard to believe".

If Scott and Williams were working on flat deals that pay the same even if a shoot goes longer than expected, their unions - the DGA and SAG-AFTRA - probably wouldn't be able to claim a contract violation.

Publicists for Williams, Wahlberg and Scott either declined to comment or did not respond to queries.

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