Mark Wahlberg reportedly demanded $1.5m before approving Christopher Plummer's casting

Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg reportedly demanded $1.5m before approving Christopher Plummer's casting

ABC News reported that Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million for the reshoots while Williams - a four-time Oscar nominee - received an $80 per diem, totaling less than $1,000.

Wahlberg and Williams are both represented by WME.

After reports emerged this week that Michelle Williams receive 0.6 percent of Wahlberg's salary to reshoot Kevin Spacey's scenes because she was so "appreciative" the film were replacing a known sexual predator to begin with, Wahlberg apparently issued All the Money in the World financiers with an ultimatum: cough up over a million or he doesn't sign off.

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"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.

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".

The actors union SAG-AFTRA responded to the initial reports of the pay inequality between Wahlberg and Williams by stating that they "are unambiguously in favor of pay equity between men and women in this industry and support every action to move in this direction". That works out to Williams being paid less than one-tenth of 1% of her male co-star.

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The actress, who plays the kidnapped boy's mother in the film, previously told the newspaper about her reaction when director Ridley Scott's team called her to return to the set during Thanksgiving: "I said I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me".

According to two film interviewed by USA Today, Wahlberg had co-star approval in his contract, and refused to approve Plummer's casting in the film until he was paid a salary of over a million. Did they think this wouldn't come out? "I wonder if the studio or Wahlberg will do something to make the situation less insane", he wrote. 'Christopher had to get paid.

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