Mark Wahlberg intends to donate the $1.5 million fund he received for reshooting All The Money In The World for Time’s Up legal defense fund. As you may know, Ridley Scott did reshoots after Kevin Spacey lost his role in the movie due to the cascade of allegations against him.
Ridley had to fire Kevin because Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of trying to seduce him when he was just a 14-year-old boy.
Christopher Plummer eventually replaced the Academy Award-winner and so they had to reshoot Kevin’s scenes, but Mark Wahlberg demanded to be paid an extra $1.5 million to do the reshoot while Michelle Williams volunteered to do it for less than $1000.
The actress said to USA Today that she didn’t think twice about reshooting her scenes and said she would be there whenever they needed her.
The 46-year-old actor made a statement on his Instagram – which you can see above – where he stated he would donate the $1.5 million to Time’s Up legal fund in Michelle Williams’ name.
However, the irony of the situation is that Mark Wahlberg did nothing wrong, and merely demanded to be paid more, while Michelle volunteered to do it free and then complained after she found out that she was the only one to do it for next to nothing.
Either way, celebrities took to Twitter to defend Williams and, incorrectly, claimed that this was an example of institutionalized sexism when, in reality, it was an example of two different choices made by two different people. One was afraid to ask for money, and the other one wasn’t.
The Wahlberg-Williams fiasco is just one of many pay disputes in the media recently. Catt Sadler from E! News left after she found out that she was paid less than Jason Kennedy, despite the fact that her position was subordinate to his.