"Shameful indeed. And this is a movie about how greedy and heartless men can be," Billy Eichner tweets.
Michelle Williams did not get all the money in the world for her role in her latest movie co-starring Mark Wahlberg. But, uh, he did and a number of Hollywood stars are pretty upset about it as the industry continues to push for gender equality.
The 37-year-old actress, who has been nominated for four Oscars, made less than $1,000 for those "All the Money in the World" reshoots to replace Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer, according to USA Today. Meanwhile, Wahlberg received a whopping $1.5 million, which means Williams got paid less than 1 percent of what her male co-star did.
"Shameful indeed. And this is a movie about how greedy and heartless men can be," Billy Eichner tweeted.
USA Today reported, "Wahlberg's team actually negotiated a hefty fee, with the actor paid $1.5 million for his reshoots. Williams wasn't told." The director of the film, Ridley Scott, previously told the publication that he and Michelle did the shoot basically for free, only collecting a daily $80 per diem during the 10-day shoot. The Washington Post first reported Wahlberg was paid "at least $2 million."
Even more puzzling: Both Williams and Wahlberg are represented by the same talent agency, William Morris Endeavor.
"That’s the park that f-cked me up," NBC star Retta ("Parks and Recreation") tweeted. "The f-ck is WME doing? Talk about f-cking the optics for your female clientele."
See what other stars think this is a perfect example as to why it's #TimesUp for gender pay disparity in Hollywood below:
Please go see Michelle's performance in All The Money in The World. She's a brilliant Oscar nominated Golden Globe winning actress. She has been in the industry for 20 yrs. She deserves more than 1% of her male costar' s salary. https://t.co/HIniew6lf7— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) January 10, 2018
Michelle Williams was paid 1% of what her male co-star made on her latest film. This is totally unacceptable. https://t.co/xE5ZNqjcrA— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) January 10, 2018
Michelle Williams is a captivating, brilliant talent. Her willingness to take 1k to fix the film is wholly honorable. Why didn’t @WME protect their client? Because they were too busy leveraging her shitty deal to get Wahlberg more money. Wahlberg packaged Entourage at WME.— Krumholtz (@mrDaveKrumholtz) January 10, 2018
Hired talent representatives act as the sole defense against scrupulous, cutthroat offers & aggressive negotiating stances made by corporate owned film & television studios to artists. But this does not occur often as the bigger agencies tend to emulate that same corporate model.— Krumholtz (@mrDaveKrumholtz) January 10, 2018
At the end of the day, an artist cannot possibly do more for their talent agency than a high powered film or TV executive can.— Krumholtz (@mrDaveKrumholtz) January 10, 2018
And artists are barred from communicating with the business affairs folks who negotiate their deals.
Oh, and the Screen Actors Guild is NO WHERE.
Shameful indeed. And this is a movie about how greedy and heartless men can be! https://t.co/aRTi2tqWGG— billy eichner (@billyeichner) January 10, 2018
That’s the park that fucked me up. The fuck is WME doing? Talk about fucking the optics for your female clientele. (insert side-eye emoji here) pic.twitter.com/YpMTdqHhfJ— Retta (@unfoRETTAble) January 10, 2018
REMINDER THAT MICHELLE WILLIAMS WAS NOMINATED FOR A GOLDEN GLOBE FOR HER PERFORMANCE IN ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD AND MARKY MARK WAS NOT AND YET HE GOT ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD TO BE THERE.— Casey Cipriani (@CaseyCip) January 10, 2018
Lot of lessons here. Always know your worth, being among them. I'm not blaming Michelle Williams at all, but this is why women should never feel guilty about being demanding. https://t.co/GngsvkN82d— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) January 10, 2018
Absolutely Unacceptable #timesupnow— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) January 10, 2018
Agreed! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 https://t.co/gPvSJx6YDJ— Eva Longoria Baston (@EvaLongoria) January 10, 2018
There needs to be new language voiding deals made unless all people participate in the favored nations structure— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) January 10, 2018