Mark Wahlberg reportedly demanded $1.5m before approving Christopher Plummer's casting


As the pay gap debate continues to gain steam in the wake of news that Michelle Williams was paid less than 1% of Mark Wahlberg's paycheck for the All the Money in the World reshoots, more details emerge about Wahlberg's deal over his fee.

All the Money in the World is filled with drama-onscreen and off. Production hit a roadblock when sexual misconduct allegations surfaced about Kevin Spacey, who plays a supporting character in the film, prompting reshoots with Christopher Plummer in Spacey's stead.

"What he said was, 'I will not approve Christopher Plummer unless you pay me", a source told USA Today.

Another source said that Wahlberg's lawyer formally vetoed Plummer's casting until the financiers met the actor's demand for additional payment.

Wahlberg refused to approve Christopher Plummer as a replacement for Kevin Spacey until he was paid over a million dollars, USA Today reported on Thursday.

A representative for Mark Wahlberg has been contacted for comment.

Mark Wahlberg reportedly refused to approve Christopher Plummer without his $1.5m fee

ABC News reported that Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million for the reshoots while Williams - a four-time Oscar nominee - received an $80 per diem, totaling less than $1,000. That works out to Williams being paid less than one-tenth of 1 per cent of her male co-star.

Wahlberg's reps and his talent agency, William Morris Endeavor, did not comment on the story.

Now, USA Today provides further damning information on the situation.

Williams had reportedly not been told by her agent WME, who also represent Wahlberg, about the actor's fee. "And they could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted", Williams said.

Let's not forget, it was Williams who walked away from the film with a Golden Globe nomination.

But according to TMZ sources, the glaring disparity in Williams and Wahlberg's payouts came down to their individual contracts: Williams' contract reportedly required her to do reshoots, as needed, as part of her overall salary, whereas Wahlberg's did not have such a clause. 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.

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