The big pay gap
Actress Michelle Williams, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for her role in All the Money in the World, reportedly earned 1,500 times less than her co-star Mark Wahlberg for the film's re-shoots.
The story about the massive pay disparity has gone viral on social media with many celebrities criticising director Ridley Scott and others.
The film made headlines last year when Scott decided to re-shoot Kevin Spacey’s scenes following allegations of sexual harassment against the actor.
Scott replaced Spacey with Christopher Plummer and re-shot the scenes just six weeks before the film’s release. A Washington Post report has now claimed that Wahlberg earned $1.5 million, while Williams made less than $ 1,000.
Celebrities such as Jessica Chastain, Mia Farrow and Judd Apatow have slammed the “unacceptable” pay gap.
“Please go see Michelle’s performance in All the Money in the World,” tweeted Chastain, who was nominated along with Williams at the Globes. “She’s a brilliant Oscar nominated, Golden Globe winning actress. She’s been in the industry for 20 yrs. She deserves more than 1% of her male costar’s salary,” Chastain added.
“Outrageously unfair- but it’s always been like this. I was never, ever paid even a quarter of what the male lead received,” Farrow tweeted with a link of the story.
Apatow hoped Wahlberg and the studio do something to rectify the situation.