Mark Wahlberg Net Worth: Actor Was Paid $1.5 Million For 'All the Money in the World' Reshoots, But Michelle Williams Got Less Than $1,000

Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams in gender pay gap debate
Mark Wahlberg (L) and Michelle Williams attend the premiere of Sony Pictures Entertainment's 'All The Money In The World' at Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, December 18, 2017. Kevin Winter/Getty

Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million to reshoot scenes for Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World, while co-star Michelle Williams earned less than $1,000, it is claimed.

Veteran director Scott conducted widely talked about reshoots on the crime drama in November to replace Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer ahead of its December 22 domestic release.

Spacey was edited out of the film after numerous allegations of sexual misconduct were made against him, including an accusation from Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp.

But USA Today reports that Williams, the Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated, female lead star of the film was paid 1 percent of her male supporting co-star—despite receiving top billing on promotional artwork.

Williams, 37, received a $80 per diem stipend, effectively filming the reshoots for free, reports USA Today. Wahlberg's agents, however, negotiated a fee of $1.5 million for the actor for the same reshoots, the newspaper says.

The cost of reshooting scenes was reportedly $10 million and was funded by production company Imperative Entertainment.

Scott, in interviews promoting All the Money in the World, claimed that he and the cast worked for free because they believed it was important to reshoot scenes in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against Spacey and other Hollywood figures since October.

USA Today says Scott, 80, told the paper "all of them, everyone did it for nothing." Williams added: "I said I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me. And they could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted. Because I appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort."

Wahlberg and Williams are both represented by Hollywood talent agency William Morris Endeavor.

On Twitter, Williams received support from the likes of fellow Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain, who urged people to support the actor's performance. Amber Tamblyn and more also weighed in:

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.

— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) January 10, 2018

Michelle Williams was paid 1% of what her male co-star made on her latest film. This is totally unacceptable.

— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) January 10, 2018

Michelle Williams is one of the best actress working right now. It makes me furious that her talent is undervalued in this way. #EqualPay

— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) January 10, 2018

The disparity between Williams's pay and Wahlberg's echoes the situation involving Jennifer Lawrence on American Hustle. The Sony email hack in 2014 revealed the Oscar-winning actor was paid significantly less than her male co-stars Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale and Jeremy Renner.

Wahlberg's millions

In June, Forbes named Wahlberg the highest-paid actor in the world with earnings of $68 million between June 2016 and June 2017. That includes fees for movie roles in Daddy's Home 2 and Transformers: The Last Knight, said the magazine.

Representatives for Williams and Wahlberg could not be reached for comment.

Editor's pick

Newsweek cover
  • Newsweek magazine delivered to your door
  • Unlimited access to
  • Ad free experience
  • iOS and Android app access
  • All newsletters + podcasts
Newsweek cover
  • Unlimited access to
  • Ad free experience
  • iOS and Android app access
  • All newsletters + podcasts