"This is so messed up"
The movie world has reacted after Mark Wahlberg was paid around $1.5million for a shoot on new movie ‘All The Money In The World‘, while co-star Michelle Williams accepted less than $1000.
The film made headlines earlier this year when Kevin Spacey was replaced by Chistopher Plummer at short notice following accusations of sexual misconduct, assault and harassment made against the House of Cards actor. Spacey issued a statement following the claims, saying that he was “taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment”.
As a result, all of the scenes featuring Spacey had to be re-shot over 10 days. However as USA Today reports, Michelle Williams was paid less than $1,000 (£730) for the reshoot, while co-star Mark Wahlberg made $1.5 million (£1.1 million).
Last month, director Ridley Scott told USA Today that “everyone did it for nothing.”
“The whole reshoot was — in normal terms was expensive but not as expensive as you think. Because all of them, everyone did it for nothing,” he said, revealing that all actors “came in for free” expect Plummer who “had to get paid”.
“I wouldn’t get paid, I refused to get paid,” he added. However it has now been claimed that “Wahlberg’s team negotiated a hefty fee”. The pair are represented by the same agency.
Leading figures from Hollywood have since taken online to react to the news, with Judd Apatow damning the situation as “so messed up”.
The Washington Post added that Wahlberg, “along with manager Stephen Levinson and agency WME, have a reputation in Hollywood for driving a tough bargain”.
Wahlberg, Williams and the studio behind the movie are yet to respond to the claims.