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The 'All the Money in the World' Reshoots: Hollywood Reacts to the Pay Gap Between Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams

Wahlberg reportedly made $1.5 million for his additional work on the film, while Williams was paid less than $1,000.
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Another controversy has struck Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World.

In early November, amid multiple allegations of sexual assault, Kevin Spacey was dropped from the film about John Paul Getty III's kidnapping. Spacey was going to play oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, who famously refused to pay his 16-year-old grandson's ransom. He had already completed filming.

Christopher Plummer replaced Spacey, and the reshoots started almost immediately. Of the circumstances that led to his being cast, Plummer said, "The situation is very sad, because he’s such a talented guy. The whole circumstance is sad."

"But I’ve got to forget that and go and do it, because it’s a very well written script and Ridley has been very good."

At the time, Deadline reported that "in a unified front, the cast and crew of the film, and Sony Pictures, unanimously agreed to reshoot all of Spacey’s scenes, with Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams’ cooperation part of the mix." In the film, which centers around Getty III's kidnapping in 1973, and his mother Gail Harris's distraught attempts to bring him home, Williams plays Harris. Wahlberg plays Fletcher Chase, a former CIA operative sent to investigate the crime. 

Now, USA Today is reporting that Wahlberg made $1.5 million for his additional work on the film, while Williams was paid less than $1,000. The difference in compensation is particularly striking given that both actors are represented by the William Morris Endeavor agency. Celebrities immediately took to social media to call out the pay gap.

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Neither Wahlberg nor Williams nor WME have yet to comment on the news. Williams previously said, "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. Because I appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort."

All the Money in the World earned three Golden Globes nominations, for Williams, Scott, and Plummer, but no wins.

Watch the trailer below, then read the true story of the kidnapping, here.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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