Mark Wahlberg Reportedly Blocked 'All The Money' Reshoots Without Million Dollar Paycheck

Joseph Fiennes arrives at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 7 2018 in Beverly Hills Calif

Mark Wahlberg wouldn't approve Christopher Plummer unless he got paid $1.5 million for reshoots

Since news broke that Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million (and Michelle Williams was paid less than $1000) for a week of reshoots on Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World, neither party has commented.

Other actors, though, sounded off on the pay disparity this week.

"What he said was, 'I will not approve Christopher Plummer unless you pay me.' And that's how he (expletive) them", says one person.

But the Oscar victor would not be allowed to step into the role until Wahlberg got his way, with the latter's lawyer writing a letter to financiers demanding the payment for his work over the Thanksgiving holiday.

According to two film interviewed by USA Today, Wahlberg had co-star approval in his contract, and refused to approve Plummer's casting in the film until he was paid a salary of over a million.

ABC News reported that Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million for the reshoots while Williams - a four-time Oscar nominee - received an $80 per diem, totaling less than $1,000.

Director Ridley's Scott made the last-minute decision to reshoot scenes of his crime-thriller just months before the release date, following allegations that his former star, Kevin Spacey, sexually harassed young boys.

Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams attend the premiere of Sony Pictures Entertainment's "All The Money In The World" at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on December 18, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

This means that the single mother traveled to Italy in late November for a last-second reshoot while being paid 0.05 per cent what her male co-star was making for his work.

Wahlberg and Williams are both represented by the William Morris Endeavor agency. This source claimed both actors' contracts included reshoots and they filmed almost the same number of days.

Williams, who attended this week's Golden Globes with #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke as her guest, previously told USA Today that she would do whatever she could to help with the reshoot. "And they could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted", Williams said.

Williams, Globe-nominated for her role in All the Money in the World, was one of them.

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