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
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.
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.