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Mark Wahlberg Paid 1,000 Times More Than Michelle Williams for Getty Kidnapping Film Reshoots

The highest-earning actor in Hollywood was reportedly paid $1.5 million to reshoot All the Money in the World, while his co-star Michelle Williams made less than $1,000.
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Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams both star in All the Money in the World, Ridley Scott's new movie about the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III. And both agreed to last-minute reshoots for the film when Christopher Plummer was recast in the role originally played by Kevin Spacey, following accusations of sexual assault against the actor.

But that's where the similarities end, since shocking new report details a stunning pay gap between the two actors. According to USA Today, Wahlberg made $1.5 million for approximately 10 days of work, while Williams "was paid an $80 per diem totaling less than $1,000."


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Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams attend the premiere of All the Money in the World in Beverly Hills in December.

Perhaps it shouldn't come as a surprise that the highest-paid actor in Hollywood's team drove a hard bargain when Plummer's replacement of Kevin Spacey required reshoots. Wahlberg is worth $255 million, according to celebritynetworth.com. He earned $68 million between June 2016 and June 2017, thanks to box-office hits like Patriots Day, Daddy’s Home 2, and Transformers: The Last Knight.

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Wahlberg's films have grossed $5.3 billion worldwide, Forbes reports. After getting his start in music in the early 1990s as Marky Mark with the hip-hop group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, Wahlberg modeled for Calvin Klein and made his acting debut in 1993's The Substitute.

He's since launched a sports nutrition line and a burger restaurant chain with its own A&E television show. In 2013, he acquired a stake in the Barbados Tridents cricket team, and last year, he inked a "massive eight-figure deal" to become AT&T's new spokesman.

He has four children with Rhea Durham, whom he married in 2009. The couple lives in Los Angeles.

The question remains: Why was Williams put in the position where she was treated as a volunteer, while Wahlberg was compensated handsomely? Both actors are represented by the Williams Morris Endeavor agency. None of the parties involved have yet made a comment.

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

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