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. As Kyle Buchanan reported in a profile of her for Vulture, "Williams offered to forgo both her salary and Thanksgiving holiday if it meant the film could make it over the finish line, and the production took her up on both offers". "And I'll give you my Thanksgiving break, if that would help.' And they, to their credit, they only took my Thanksgiving break", Williams said. The pay disparity also reflects poorly on William Morris Endeavor, the agency that represents Williams, Wahlberg and Scott.
Williams previously told USA TODAY that when Scott's team called to request her time for the reshoot, "I said I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me". One source insists that unlike his co-stars, Wahlberg was not contractually obligated to do reshoots, while other reports have said that all the actors in the film had contracts that provided for reshoots. Jessica Chastain, now starring in the Golden Globe-nominated "Molly's Game", called Williams a "brilliant" actress who "deserves more".
Although several actors with small parts, including Timothy Hutton, had agreed to return for reshoots for minimum pay, Wahlberg was not one of them, according to the people briefed on the negotiations.More news: Dropbox has confidentially filed to go public
Director Ridley Scott made a decision to cut Spacey from the completed Getty family kidnapping drama after he was accused of sexual misconduct and inappropriate behaviour, and he called on Christopher Plummer to step in and play billionaire J. Paul Getty. As Wahlberg had more scenes with Plummer, he had more scenes in general to reshoot (though we're sure not 1,000 more scenes than Williams). It's been alternately written that neither Williams nor Wahlberg had reshoot clauses in their contracts, and also that Williams's contract contained that clause while Wahberg's didn't - which would free Wahlberg up to negotiate for more money, while Williams wouldn't have such leeway. "She deserves more than 1% of her male co-star's salary", Ms Chastain tweeted. Imperative Entertainment didn't have any more money.
Wahlberg and Williams are both represented by WME. But ultimately, the principle is that these type of tipped scale atrocities happen to women, who are objectively better at what they do than men, all the time. Her haul wouldn't even earn her a place on the men's top 10 list. She reportedly got $80 per diem and that's it. If Williams' agents had asked the producers to guarantee equal pay rates for everyone involved, "All The Money In The World" would have avoided a round of bad press, and Scott and his colleagues would have gotten double credit.