Michael Wahlberg, Michelle Willaims and Director Ridley Scott (photo google)
It is said the best thing that happened to the movie “All the money in the world” was replacing Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer.
Perhaps the worst thing is learning Mark Wahlberg was paid 1.5 million dollars to re-shoot scenes with Christopher Plummer while his co-star Michelle Williams was reportedly paid the per diem minumum of $80 per day for a total less than one thousand dollars.
Kevin Spacey was replaced after allegations of sexual abuse in the November. The scenes were quickly re-shot and edited to make its planned Christmas Release date for Sony Pictures.
Director Ridley Scott told the press “Everybody did it for nothing”
A rep for SAG-AFTRA, which is the union representing both actors, said that the organization is looking at the circumstances of the pay disparity.
“We are unambiguously in favor of pay equity between men and women in this industry and support every action to move in this direction. At the same time, performers at this level negotiate their above-scale rates through their agents,” said a SAG-AFTRA spokesperson.
Scott, Wahlberg and Williams are all repped by WME, which has not commented. Imperative Entertainment, which financed the re-shoots for a reported $10 million, has not commented nor has Sony.