Mark Wahlberg reportedly refused to approve Christopher Plummer as Kevin Spacey's replacement in "All The Money In The World" unless he was paid over one million dollars for the reshoot. Director Ridley Scott confirmed to USA Today that he did not take a check for the reshoot.
"What he said was, 'I will not approve Christopher Plummer unless you pay me.' And that's how he (expletive) them", one of the sources said. The second source, a Hollywood insider, said that Wahlberg's lawyer formally vetoed the Oscar victor in a letter to financiers until his demand for more payment was met.
EARLIER THIS WEEK, it was revealed that Michelle Williams earned 1% of what costar Mark Wahlberg received for re-shooting "All The Money" without Kevin Spacey.
Before the reports of Wahlberg's salary got out, Williams said the following of All the Money in the World reshoots to USA Today: "I said I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me".
She and director Ridley Scott both publicly said that they would return for the reshoots "for free" in order to complete the nine-day reshoot session which would replace controversial star Kevin Spacey with Oscar victor Christopher Plummer.
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Wahlberg had co-star approval in his contract, two people familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly about it tell USA TODAY. Williams was reportedly paid less than $1,000 for the reshoots. But the new USA Today story debunks both of those claims, reporting that both actors had reshoots included their contracts.
"I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me", she said.
The actors union SAG-AFTRA responded to the initial reports of the pay inequality between Wahlberg and Williams by stating that they "are unambiguously in favor of pay equity between men and women in this industry and support every action to move in this direction". "And they could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted", Williams said. I said, 'Will you come back [and reshoot]?' They said, 'Absolutely.' I said, 'For how much?' They said, 'For free.' Everyone came back for nothing.
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.