The actors union SAG-AFTRA has responded to a report that Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million for the reshoot of "All the Money in the World", while his co-star Michelle Williams received an $80 per diem, totaling less than $1,000.
"Please go see Michelle's performance in All The Money In The World".
"She's a brilliant Oscar nominated Golden Globe winning actress", Chastain tweeted on Tuesday. Following the Sony hack during the fourth quarter of 2014, emails revealed that Sony had paid American Hustle female stars Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence considerably less than male stars Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner and Christian Bale. Director Ridley Scott made the decision to recast his role with Christopher Plummer and complete filming to make the movie's December 22 release date, which at that point was approximately a month away.
"All the Money in the World" was produced by Imperative Entertainment and distributed by Sony's TriStar Pictures.
"This is so messed up that it is nearly hard to believe", wrote director and producer Judd Apatow. The pay disparity also reflects poorly on William Morris Endeavor, the agency that represents Williams, Wahlberg and Scott. And they could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted.
That's the claim from USA Today, who report that Williams was paid less than 1% of her male co-star's fee for the reshoots, and wasn't informed of the move.
But a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly about it tells USA TODAY that is incorrect.
The disclosure of salary details came after Sunday's Golden Globes, which was a showcase for Time's Up, a new initiative to end sexual harassment and gender inequality. "Because I appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort". But everyone was so supportive, no one more than my 12-year-old daughter, who said, 'You worked so hard on this.
Wahlberg was named the highest-paid actor of 2017 by Forbes in August, with his pre-tax and pre-fee earnings coming in at $68 million. If anything, it fuels it, she said. The problem is that she, her representatives and the producers of "All The Money In The World" all accepted that pulling off that ambitious goal required her to forfeit a salary.
Another Hollywood insider says Wahlberg's lawyer formally vetoed the Oscar victor in a letter to financiers until his demand for additional payment was met.