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Wahlberg Also Made Eight Times Michelle Williams's Salary for 'All the Money'

He was reportedly paid $5 million for his role, while Williams made just $625,000.

by Drew Schwartz
Jan 19 2018, 5:02pm

Photos of Wahlberg and Williams by Jon Kopaloff (FilmMagic/Getty Images) and Amanda Edwards (WireImage/Getty Images), respectively

On Saturday, Mark Wahlberg pledged to donate $1.5 million to Time's Up in Michelle Williams's name, the amount he was paid to reshoot scenes from All the Money in the World compared to his co-star's $80 per day. But it doesn't change the fact that the actress's salary was still a hell of a lot less than her male co-star's for her work on the film.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Williams earned an eighth of Wahlberg's salary for her leading role in All the Money in the World, despite the fact that they shared the screen for about the same amount of time. He reportedly took home $5 million, while she walked away with just $625,000.

The massive salary difference may not seem that surprising to many female performers in Hollywood, but it's worth noting that Williams has been nominated for four Oscars to Wahlberg's two, as Vulture points out. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe for role in the John Paul Getty III biopic.

The two actors haven't yet commented on the salary discrepancy, but Wahlberg told Variety he "100 percent support[s] the fight for fair pay," after it was reported he made $1.5 million for the reshoots alone. William Morris Endeavor (WME), the agency that represents both actors, donated $500,000 to Time's Up in Williams's name over the weekend, but hasn't commented yet on the actress's overall salary pay gap.

The pay disparity is a particularly brutal dagger considering how passionate Williams is about the Ridley Scott project. She reportedly gave up her Thanksgiving to reshoot the scenes with Christopher Plummer, who replaced disgraced actor Kevin Spacey at the last minute.

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

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