Mark Wahlberg has announced he is giving his salary for All the Money in the World reshoots to the Time’s Up campaign.
It came to light that his co-star Michelle Williams was only paid approximately $80 a day, less than 1 percent of Wahlberg’s wage, for the reshoots.
The reshoots only took place because Christopher Plummer replaced Kevin Spacey in a major role, after his sexual harassment claims came to light.
“Over the last few days my reshoot fee for All the Money in the World has become an important topic of conversation,” Mark wrote on his Twitter page.
— Mark Wahlberg (@mark_wahlberg) January 13, 2018
“I 100 percent support the fight for fair pay and I’m donating the $1.5 million to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund in Michelle Williams’ name.”
All the Money in the World director Ridley Scott also worked on a daily rate for the reshoots, had said all the cast did the shoots for free, but then Mark’s $1.5 million fee came to light.
Wahlberg’s agency WME, which also represents Michelle, pledged an additional $500,000 to Time’s Up.
“The current conversation is a reminder that those of us in a position of influence have a responsibility to challenge inequities, including the gender wage gap,” WME said in a statement.
“In recognition of the pay discrepancy on the All the Money in the World reshoots, WME is donating an additional $500,000 to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund in Michelle Williams’ name, following our $1 million pledge to the organization earlier this month. It’s crucial that this conversation continues within our community and we are committed to being part of the solution.”