Stars are hurrying to Michell Willams’ argument after a story that she was given above 1000 times less than Mark Wahlberg to reshoot scenes of “All the Money in the World”.
Scott mentioned that a movie is a team effort and feared that the wrongdoings of one may mar the hard work of the whole cast and crew. He even noted in an interview that pretty much everybody agreed to come back and do their shoots for free. However, Sources told USA Today that Wahlberg earned $1.5 million for the reshoot while Williams only received about 1% of that saying that she would forgo her pay in appreciation of this huge effort.
The pay gap issue has proved its severity in the Forbes’ World’s Highest-Paid Actors list where the top 10 actors raked in almost $500 million last year while the top 10 women managed only about a third.
“They all came in free,” Scott said. “Christopher had to get paid. But Michelle, no. Me, no. I wouldn’t do that.
The report flies in the face of Williams’ work in the Time’s Up campaign, an effort led by female stars to address gender discrimination in Hollywood and other industries. To call attention to the movement, many celebrities wore black to Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards. Williams also brought “Me Too” creator Tarana Burke as her date.
“I thought I would have to raise my daughter to learn how to protect herself in a dangerous world and I think because of the work Tarana has done and the work I am learning how to do, we actually have the opportunity to hand our children a different world,” Williams told Ryan Seacrest during a red carpet interview. “I am moved beyond measure to be standing next to this woman, I have tears in my eyes and a smile on my face.”