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Mark Wahlberg refused to approve Christopher Plummer unless he was paid

12 January 2018

According to a USA Today report on Tuesday, when Ridley Scott made a decision to reshoot scenes in the $40 million thriller in order to cut out Kevin Spacey, who originally played billionaire J. Paul Getty, replacing him with new scenes featuring Christopher Plummer, Wahlberg was paid an additional $1.5 million to return to the set, while Williams received just a per diem allowance of about $1,000 for the extra shooting days. "She has been in the industry for 20 yrs. Because I appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort". But many have expressed outrage that the financier and/or studio didn't feel a moral responsibility to pay Williams a proportionate sum.

The second reason Williams walked away with what amounted to almost $80 a day for reshoots is that, because Wahlberg's contract didn't necessitate reshoots, he was able to renegotiate his pay for them.

"We're looking into it", a union source said. "Unacceptable." Later, the actress Jessica Chastain (known for her "equal pay" protests) took to her Twitter handle to raise the issue. So when Scott called for 10 days of reshoots, Wahlberg had the opportunity to negotiate additional pay.

The kidnapping drama directed by Ridley Scott was hastily reshot in November after a series of sexual misconduct allegations were made public against Kevin Spacey, who previously starred in the drama as billionaire J. Paul Getty. But Williams and Wahlberg, both of whom had agreed to appear in "All the Money in the World" for less than their standard fee, took different approaches to the reshoots, according to the people briefed on the matter. 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 is possible that those representing Williams did not know about the deal that Wahlberg was able to secure.

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The Wrap said Williams' contract included reshoots, contributing to why she was paid just an $80 per diem for her time. 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.

"The thing with pay inequality is it's one branch on the power tree", she said. She did everything she thought she had to do, including giving up Thanksgiving with her family, to make sure that "All The Money In The World" would get into theaters.

Spokesmen for Imperative, William Morris Endeavor and Sony Pictures, which distributed "All the Money in the World", declined to comment for this article. He asked his primary agent, Doug Lucterhand, to push for more money.

Mark Wahlberg refused to approve Christopher Plummer unless he was paid