The minor controversy surrounding the difference in pay between Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg on reshoots for Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World” is continuing today with more details emerging.
As we know Wahlberg took home a staggering $1.5 million for just over a week of work on the reshoots, while the film’s lead Williams worked for a reported $80 per day. Some have responded that Williams should’ve had better representation, even as it’s known that both she and Wahlberg are represented by the same agency – William Morris Endeavour.
None of the people involved with the film have gone on the record about it, but TMZ reports that Scott allegedly wasn’t told about the salary negotiations with the actors and was left with the impression everyone was working for next-to-nothing. Now that he knows the story he reportedly feels ‘betrayed’ by Wahlberg.
Wahlberg apparently never works for free and USA Today reports that he and his management had co-star approval in his contract and they refused to approve Christopher Plummer as a replacement for Kevin Spacey until Wahlberg was paid that $1.5M amount by the film’s financiers for the reshoots.
Scott also addressed what might happen with the scrapped Kevin Spacey footage: “Who knows? The world is a strange place. In ten years time, somebody might want to see it. That would be up to [producer] Dan [Friedkin] to say so. And I think you wait for this to clear, before you even think about that.”
“All the Money in the World” is now playing in cinemas everywhere.