Mark Wahlberg didn’t get all the money in the world, but he got a lot. And his co-star Michelle Williams got a lot less.
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 $1000, a report said Tuesday.
Three people not authorized to speak publicly about the matter told USA Today that Williams was being paid an $80 per diem, which amounted to less than 1 percent of her male co-star’s pay.
The reshoot — prompted by the removal of Kevin Spacey from the film folowing sexual misconduct allegations — cost a total of $10 million, but director Ridley Scott told the newspaper in December that “everyone did it for nothing.”
In reality, Wahlberg’s team negotiated a hefty fee, the paper reported, while Williams was kept in the dark.
Wahlberg and Williams are both represented by the same agency, William Morris Endeavor, which takes an average of 10 percent of their salaries. But Wahlberg’s team has a reputation in Hollywood for “driving a tough bargain,” the Washington Post reported.
On the contrary, Williams previously told USA Today that when Scott’s team requested her reshoot time, she said she would be “whenever” and “wherever” they needed her.
“And they could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted,” Williams said. “Because I appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort.”
The film was being hailed as a triumph — until news of the pay gap got out.
Williams, Globe-nominated for her “All the Money in the World” role, came dressed in black for the red carpet.