Only days after the Golden Globes, which saw near total unity of actresses protesting the abuses and gender inequality in Hollywood by wearing black, USA Today reports that Michelle Williams made less than one-percent of what her All the Money in the World costar Mark Wahlberg made for film reshoots. What a fitting film title for that bit of news.
Following Kevin Spacey’s sexual assault allegations, the actor withdrew from his role in All the Money, forcing the director, Ridley Scott, to reshoot with Christopher Plummer. Reshoots required the entire crew and cast to return, which is where Wahlberg’s fee comes in. The actor was paid $1,500,000 while his costar, Williams, waived her fee, and was given a per diem of $80.
In a previous interview with USA Today, Scott claimed that no one was paid for reshooting, which now, obviously, not true. It’s unclear if Williams knew of Wahlberg’s fee, but in the context of Sunday night's Golden Globes protest, it's a shocking disparity. Previously, Williams has been quoted as saying, “I said I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me. And they could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted. Because I appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort." Notably, both talents are represented by WME, though they do not share an agent.