Mark Wahlberg reportedly demanded $1.5m before approving Christopher Plummer's casting

Carla Harmon
January 13, 2018

Both Wahlberg and Williams are represented by the same talent agency, William Morris Endeavor, making their respective deals all the more curious. The Transformers actor, 46, allegedly asked to be paid over a million dollars before redoing his scenes alongside Plummer. Yet he was completely out of sync with Williams, who took only $80 per day for her expenses to facilitate scrubbing Spacey from the flick that tells the story of John Paul Getty III's kidnapping. The film still made its December 22 release.

The controversy over Michelle Williams earning 1% of Mark Wahlberg's salary for reshoots of All the Money in the World has continued, with Wahlberg accused of threatening to block the casting of Christopher Plummer unless he received a reshoot salary of $1.5 million.

This week, USA Today reported that Wahlberg, a two-time Oscar nominee, made $1.5 million, and the film's female star and four-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams made less than $1,000.

"What he said was, 'I will not approve Christopher Plummer unless you pay me.' And that's how he (expletive) them", a source close to the situation told USA Today.

Another source said that Wahlberg's lawyer formally vetoed Plummer's casting until the financiers met the actor's demand for additional payment.

It's been alternately reported that neither Williams nor Wahlberg had reshoot clauses in their contracts, or that Williams's contract contained that clause while Wahlberg's didn't - the latter of which would allow Wahlberg to negotiate for a hefty fee.

The actress, who plays the kidnapped boy's mother in the film, previously told the newspaper about her reaction when director Ridley Scott's team called her to return to the set during Thanksgiving: "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.

Reps for Wahlberg did not immediately respond to USA Today's request for comment, or Business Insider's request for further comment.

This just sheds so much light on how these costars ended up getting paid so differently - but we have yet to hear directly from either actor about the massive gap.

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