Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million for reshooting his scenes in All the Money in the World, three people familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly about it tell USA TODAY, while Michelle Williams was paid an $80 per diem totaling less than $1,000.
That works out to Williams being paid less than 1% of her male co-star.
Everyone is mad online at Mark Wahlberg for making literally 100% more than his female costar but why? Yes, time is up for men in Hollywood who take advantage of women and we’re all wearing black and blah blah but like, why are we mad at Marky Mark?
Michelle Williams is one of the best actresses in Hollywood right now. There aren’t a lot of truly great talents at the moment but she’s one of them. If you look at the IMDb for All The Money In The World, she has first billing. She is the star of the movie.
Uh, why did homegirl agree to do reshoots for pennies? The movie cannot exist without her. Who is her agent? Daffy Duck? Was there a ‘rabbit season, duck season’-esque back and forth on the phone between her agent and the studio? Babygirl, go get paid.
Shout out to Mark Wahlberg’s agent who got his client paid. I mean, it was probably pretty easy for him once he found out that Michelle Williams was basically volunteering to show up for reshoots for free.
Yes, the gender pay gap is real. I, too, watched everyone say it at the Golden Globes. It’s real. I get it. At the same time, closed mouths don’t get fed. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Point is, speak up lady. ‘Hey, I’m busy filming something else. If you want me to come in for reshoots, I need more money’. Bam, done. This isn’t a story.
PAY MICHELLE WILLIAMS.
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