UPDATE: Mark Wahlberg to donate $1.5m reshoot salary to Time's Up fund
The Hollywood pay gap row continues.
UPDATE, Saturday at 10pm:
Mark Wahlberg will donate the entirety of his $1.5 million salary for reshoots on All The Money In The World to the legal defence fund for the recently established Time's Up movement in co-star Michelle Williams' name.
Taking to Twitter on Saturday evening, the actor acknowledged that reports of his fee "has become an important topic of conversation," adding that he "100%." supports the fight for fair pay.
— Mark Wahlberg (@markwahlberg) January 13, 2018
Mark Wahlberg allegedly refused to approve Christopher Plummer as a replacement for Kevin Spacey in Ridley Scott's All The Money In The World - unless he was paid handsomely for reshooting his scenes.
That news follows reports that Wahlberg earned $1.5 million in comparison to co-star Michelle Williams' $80 per day expenses as key scenes for the kidnap drama were reshot at the last minute in order to meet the film's original release date.
USA Today, who broke the original story, had previously alleged that Wahlberg effectively held the film to ransom by exercising a co-star approval clause in his contract.
An anonymous source familiar with the situation told USA Today that Wahlberg pointedly refused to approve the casting of Plummer unless his demands were met.
"What he said was, 'I will not approve Christopher Plummer unless you pay me.' And that's how he (expletive) them," said the source.
Furthermore, it is said that Wahlberg penned a formal letter vetoing Plummer's participation until his request was guaranteed.
This follows a fresh report by The Wrap that says Williams was contractually obligated to film reshoots if required, whereas Wahlberg was not and thus enlisted his agents for the payday.
However, USA Today quotes another anonymous source that says that both actors had reshoots in their contract, and both worked the same number of days on the new scenes.