Is this a case of men being paid more than women for the same work? This scenario can be seen again and again, but in this case, it was probably something else.
It’s been all over the news how much Mark Wahlberg made on the reshoot of “All the Money in the World” versus what his costar Michelle Williams earned.
The reshooting needed to occur after the studio decided to replace Kevin Spacey with another actor. Kevin Spacey has been accused of sexual assault.
First, Williams was gracious about the need for a reshoot and stated so to the studio. She bent over backward to work around their schedule for the reshoot even giving up her holidays for the project. She also told them that she’d work for free.
One Twitter user put it this way… Meanwhile, Michelle Williams’ response to the reshoot request: “I said I’d be wherever they needed, whenever they needed. They could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever. Because I appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort (to replace Spacey).”
That is definitely a classy way to handle the reshoot, but it’s not a very profitable way.
Secondly, Wahlberg played hardball and came away with $1.5M. He wasn’t going to approve Spacey’s replacement with Christopher Plummer unless there was ample money involved.
“What (Mark Wahlberg) said was, ‘I will not approve Christopher Plummer unless you pay me.’ And that’s how he (expletive) them.” wrote one Twitter user.
Some thought this was just another way where men didn’t feel like they needed to deal with #MeToo and that women did.
While others praised Wahlberg for making the most of the opportunity.