Despite being forced to reshoot All the Money in the World specifically because it included Kevin Spacey, a powerful Hollywood man and accused sexual predator, Michelle Williams reportedly received only $1,000 for the effort, while co-star and other powerful Hollywood man Mark Wahlberg received $1.5 million.
The kicker: Williams and Wahlberg are repped by the same agency, William Morris Endeavor.
Wahlberg’s fee, reported first by The Washington Post last November and again Tuesday evening by USA Today, occurred in apparent secrecy between his team and studio executives, despite the film’s director, Ridley Scott, loudly touting the lean cost to reshoot it. He told USA Today:
RIDLEY SCOTT: “The whole reshoot was — in normal terms was expensive but not as expensive as you think. Because all of them, everyone did it for nothing.”
USA TODAY: “Really?”
SCOTT: “No, I wouldn’t get paid, I refused to get paid.”
USA TODAY: “You didn’t pay the actors more to do it?”
SCOTT: “No, they all came in free. Christopher had to get paid. But Michelle, no. Me, no. I wouldn’t do that to — ”
(The crew, he added, was paid for its time.)
The cast and crew re-shot the film in late November, after its original star, Kevin Spacey, was accused by over a dozen men—some of them teenagers—of sexual harassment, sexual assault, or attempted rape. Christopher Plummer replaced Spacey as the beleaguered Jean Paul Getty in the newer iteration.