Celebrities have been taking to Twitter since a bombshell report came to light suggesting Mark Wahlberg made 1500 times what Michelle Williams made for working on the All the Money in the World reshoots. But Michelle, no. Me, no.
"We're looking into it", said a source at the actors union, who noted that the guild's contract only covers minimums that actors can be paid.
That film is now at the forefront of Hollywood's gender pay gap debate as outrage mounts regarding the actress's salary.
But in actuality, Wahlberg, who plays Getty's advisor Fletcher Case, and his team negotiated a $1.5-million U.S. fee, while Williams, who plays the kidnapped grandson's mother, received less than $1,000, according to USA Today, which sources three people not authorized to speak publicly about it. Williams has yet to address the disparity and was unaware her co-star was being paid significantly more. But a new report suggests that not only was that not the case, but that Michelle Williams made less than 1 percent of what Mark Wahlberg made for the reshoots that took 10 days to complete and took the actors away from their families for the Thanksgiving holiday.
This claim was later rubbished by the director to told the publication that "everyone did it for nothing", adding, "they all came in for free".
"I wonder if the studio or Wahlberg will do something to make the situation less insane", filmmaker Judd Apatow added. "I said I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me", said Williams.
"For me, it was an instant yes", the actress said of the reshoots while promoting the film.
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.
Representatives for Wahlberg, Williams, Scott, WME, Sony and Imperative Entertainment didn't respond to USA Today's requests for comment.
USA TODAY: "The crew, of course, did get paid?"
Looks like somebody figured out how Forbes' highest-paid actor is making all the money in the world.
On Sunday night, Hollywood banded together at the 75th Golden Globes to say Time's Up when it comes to harassment and inequality in the industry. They knew that this was going down, but failed to inform Williams of the deal.
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