Uproar in Hollywood over Williams-Wahlberg pay gap

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Mark Wahlberg on the other hand, was paid $150,000 per day for a grand total of $1.5 million dollars, which means that Michelle Williams made less than 1 percent of what her male counterpart made. Williams and the other actors, including Plummer, were paid much less for their time.

The new footage was necessary after Christopher Plummer was brought in to the Ridley Scott-directed movie to replace Kevin Spacey, who was sacked amid allegations of past sexual misconduct.

Scott managed to assemble his cast and crew on short notice during the Christmas period, successfully reshooting and re-editing the film in time to meet its original release date. Forbes added that the 2017 ranking was "dominated by stars such as Wahlberg whose historic success has warranted eight figure quotes, even when their recent movies fail to perform". Adding insult to injury, Wahlberg and Williams are both represented by the William Morris Endeavor agency. It was also nominated for three Golden Globes this year, including a Best Actress nomination for Michelle, Best Director for Ridley Scott, and Best Supporting Actor for Christopher Plummer.

Williams previously told USA Today about doing her reshoots: "I said I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me". Britto said it was important to acknowledge that it wasn't clear whether Walhberg or his team negotiated the reshoot salary, and said he shouldn't be portrayed as the "poster child" for pay gaps between the genders.

Scott's film tells the story of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III and the attempts of his mother to get him back despite her father, J Paul Getty, then the richest man in the world, refusing to pay the ransom.

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Last November, with the Hollywood exodus is full flow, House of Cards actor Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct by several male sources.

It turns out that Williams, who plays the lead character in the film, actually did get paid for the reshoots - a nominal fee of a little less than $1,000, about $80 per day. The finished film was set to be released in theaters on December 25.

"I wonder if the studio or Wahlberg will do something to make the situation less insane", he tweeted. In response to whether or not he got paid a hefty sum for the reshoots, Scott replied "No, they all came in free". He had the ability to negotiate since he already had taken a pay cut.

"They could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted", she said of the production team at the time.

Similarly, Scott also told the same publication that, 'all of them, everyone did it for nothing'.