Reports that Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million to reshoot his scenes for All the Money in the World while Michelle Williams earned less than 1% of that for the same work have raised eyebrows in Hollywood and across the country. "But Michelle, no. Me, no", Scott said.
Neither Wahlberg nor Williams nor co-star Timothy Hutton had reshoot clauses built into their contracts.
Actor Christopher Plummer replaced Spacey in the role of billionaire Jean Paul Getty in the film based on the real-life kidnapping of Getty's grandson John Paul Getty III.
Deadline learned today that before any of the reshoots occurred, Wahlberg took an 80% cut on what he normally earns ($15 million-plus a movie) in order to work with Scott and because it was a potential awards contender. "She's a brilliant Oscar nominated Golden Globe winning actress".More news: Quake with magnitude 7.6 hits Caribbean; damage being assessed
SCOTT: "No, they all came in free".
The Brokeback Mountain star said she wanted to be as accommodating as possible in order to facilities the reshoots, saying she "appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort". "While they were aware that they needed to remove Kevin Spacey, they clearly weren't thinking the big picture of 'if we remove him and then people become aware that we're paying another person less, what are they going to think about that?'" she said.
It was an evening full of inspiring messages and feelings of hopefulness, but only a few days later, we're learning that Williams, like many women in Hollywood and around the world, is continuing to deal with wage gap issues. This is in conflict with what director Ridley Scott knew the understanding to be when he spoke to USA Today earlier.
Mark Wahlberg starred in 6 movies that broke $100 million in the last 6 years.
Williams and Wahlberg are represented by the same talent agency, William Morris Endeavor, a detail that Bush was quick to point on in her tweet. So far reps for Williams, Wahlberg and the film have yet to comment.
The news comes after Hollywood stars wore black to the Golden Globes on Sunday to take a stand against sexual harassment and for gender equality as a part of the "Time's Up" initiative, of which Williams is a founding member.