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

Marco Green
January 13, 2018

Mark Wahlberg reportedly wouldn't approve the casting of Christopher Plummer for last-minute reshoots on All the Money in the World unless he was paid for it, according to a new report.

Wahlberg chose to exercise a co-star approval clause in his contract and hold up production of the Ridley Scott kidnapping drama if his demands were not met, according to on Thursday.

"What he said was, 'I will not approve Christopher Plummer unless you pay me.' And that's how he (expletive) them", a person with insider knowledge told USA Today.

The film made headlines past year when Scott chose to re-shoot Kevin Spacey's scenes following allegations of sexual harassment against the actor.

Another source told USA Today that Wahlberg's lawyer "formally vetoed the Oscar victor [Plummer] in a letter to financiers until his demand for additional payment was met".

Earlier this week, USA Today published a report that while Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million for the reshoots, co-star Michelle Williams received less than $1,000.

Ridley Scott's Getty kidnapping drama was hastily reshot the week of Thanksgiving after a cascade of sexual misconduct allegations were made public against Spacey, who had starred in the drama as billionaire J. Paul Getty. The news about Wahlberg's payday also broke just days after the 75th Golden Globes, to which actresses like Williams wore black and brought outspoken female activists as their dates.

Now, USA Today provides further damning information on the situation.

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".

"We are unambiguously in favor of pay equity between men and women in this industry and support every action to move in this direction", said the labor union in a statement. At the same time, performers at this level negotiate their above-scale rates through their agents, ' said a SAG-AFTRA spokesperson.

Williams and Plummer were both nominated for Golden Globes for their performances, and are presumed shoe-ins for Oscar nominations.

This means that the single mother traveled to Italy in late November for a last-second reshoot while being paid 0.05 per cent what her male co-star was making for his work. WME represents both Wahlberg and Williams.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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