Celebrities Furious Over Report That Mark Wahlberg Made 1,000 Times More Than Michelle Williams
Wahlberg reportedly made over a million dollars for reshoots of the film, while Williams made less than $1,000
Busy Phillips, Jessica Chastain, Judd Apatow, and more have come out in support of Williams after USA Today reported her costar Wahlberg made $1.5 million for extensive reshoots on the film, while Williams made less than $1,000.
“UNACCEPTABLE. UNACCEPTABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TO SAY THE LEAST,” William’s longtime friend Phillips tweeted.
“I heard for the reshoot she got $80 a day compared to his MILLIONS,” Chastain tweeted. “Would anyone like to clarify? I really hope that with everything coming to light, she was paid fairly. She’s a brilliant actress and is wonderful in the film.”
Apatow tweeted that he was in disbelief when he first heard the news.
“This is so messed up that it is almost hard to believe. Almost,” the 40-Year-Old Virgin director tweeted. “This is how this business works. I wonder if the studio or Wahlberg will do something to make the situation less insane.”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson said he was “furious” over the gender wage gap.
“Michelle Williams is one of the best actress working right now,” he said. “It makes me furious that her talent is undervalued in this way.”
And replying to Chastain’s tweet, Amber Tamblyn called the situation “totally unacceptable.”
An initial report in the Washington Post claimed Williams and other actors were paid a few hundred thousand dollars for the 10 days of reshoots director Ridley Scott called for after the movie’s original star, Kevin Spacey, was replaced by Christopher Plummer following numerous sexual misconduct allegations against the House of Cards actor. Wahlberg, who plays a detective in the film, was paid $2 million for the extra work, a source close to the film disclosed to the Washington Post.
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On Monday, USA Today reported an even larger pay gap, with Williams only taking home her daily per diem of less than $1,000 a day for the gig.
(Sony Pictures has not responded to a request for comment.)
Williams was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance as Gail Harris in the thriller about the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III.
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