Wahlberg Donates $1.5m Film Fee Following Outcry

Michelle Williams left and Mark Wahlberg in Tri Star

Michelle Williams left and Mark Wahlberg in Tri Star

The publication cites two unnamed sources who were familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly about it. The actor took some heavy hits on social media, after it was widely reported that his team at WME negotiated a $1.5 million pay day for reshoots that took place over this past Thanksgiving holiday. Now, Wahlberg is doing perhaps the only thing he can. According to TMZ's report, the Transformers alum also agreed to redo the scenes with Williams and Spacey's replacement, Christopher Plummer, but he and Scott did not discuss his compensation at the time.

News of the alleged disparity between Wahlberg and Williams did not go down well online.

Both actors are represented by the William Morris Endeavor agency.

"I said I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me".

Amid a vocal outcry over a large pay gap between himself and a co-star for re-shoots on a recent movie, actor Mark Wahlberg is making a $1.5 million donation to a fund that fights harassment and wage inequality in Hollywood. We're told the financing guys had no choice and agreed to pay.

Williams and Plummer were both nominated for Golden Globes for their performances, and are presumed shoe-ins for Oscar nominations.




Amber Tamblyn quickly responded via Twitter, "Michelle Williams was paid 1% of what her male co-star made on her latest film".

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. The crew was paid for their time, but as for himself and the actors, Ridley stated, "they all came in free".

She later stated that her source is '100 percent reliable'.

"Everyone did it for nothing", Scott told USA Today last month. 'Christopher had to get paid. "But Michelle, no. Me, no". The 10-day reshoot was required when director Ridley Scott chose to replace the actor who played Getty's grandfather, billionaire oilman J Paul Getty.

She lost out at the Golden Globes on Sunday to Frances McDormand, but proved to be the ideal date for her guest, #MeToo creator Tarana Burke.

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