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

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

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

Those angered by reports that Mark Wahlberg was paid significantly more than co-star Michelle Williams on reshoots for All the Money in the World won't like this: the actor reportedly made sure he got paid a lot.

The pay disparity arrives as the entertainment industry continues to be rocked by the downfall of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, a flood of sexual misconduct allegations against dozens of other powerful Hollywood figures and a rising #MeToo movement.

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

Another Hollywood insider says Wahlberg's lawyer formally vetoed the Oscar victor in a letter to financiers until his demand for additional payment was met.

A representative for Walberg's nor his talent agency responded to a request for comment.

Before the reports of Wahlberg's salary got out, Williams said the following of All the Money in the World reshoots to USA Today: "I said I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me". 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.

Christopher Plummer was set to replace the fallen A-lister but Walhberg reportedly refused to approve the film re-shoots until he got $1.5 million for the extra work.

"Please go see Michelle's performance in All the Money in the World", tweeted Chastain, who was nominated along with Williams at the Globes. Williams received approximately $1,000 due to SAG per diem rules, but was reportedly uninformed that Wahlberg's team had negotiated for higher pay, despite the fact that she is represented by the same talent agency.

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

Both Scott and Williams have spoken about doing the reshoot for free, with Williams telling USA Today last month that she would even give up her Thanksgiving holiday for the reshoots.

Neither reps for the actors involved, WME nor Wahlberg's lawyer have commented as of yet.

'I'm so much more interested in what you have to say than what I have to say, ' Williams told reporters about her date on the red carpet.