Despite the fact that Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg had nearly equal screen time in Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World, Williams was paid more than $4 million less. Also, just putting this out there: Wahlberg is a fucking terrible actor.
Wahlberg was paid eight times what Williams made for the original All the Money in the World shoot, the Hollywood Reporter confirmed Thursday. While Wahlberg made $5 million for the project, Williams received only $625,000.
The confirmation of the disgusting pay disparity arrives in the wake of controversy following the similar gap between Wahlberg and Williams' pay for All the Money in the World reshoots. For the reshoot, which took place after Kevin Spacey was replaced with Christopher Plummer, Williams received roughly $1,000 in amassed per diem and Wahlberg received a $1.5 million salary bump.
Following reports of the reshoot's pay gap, Wahlberg announced his decision to donate $1.5 million to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund in Williams' name. "Over the last few days my reshoot fee for All the Money in the World has become an important topic of conversation," Wahlberg said. "I 100 percent support the fight for fair pay."
In a subsequent statement to Elle, Williams said "today isn't about me," but about her fellow actresses and activists who stood up for equality. "If we truly envision an equal world, it takes equal effort and sacrifice," she said. "Today is one of the most indelible days of my life because of Mark Wahlberg, WME, and a community of women and men who share in this accomplishment. Anthony Rapp, for all the shoulders you stood on, now we stand on yours."