For months now, the lid on Hollywoods anti-woman agenda has been blown off so hard, no one is safe. From underpaying female actresses, to sexual assault and harassment charges–no one is safe in the new era of the female empowered. In 2018, one would assume that women, who work just as hard (if not sometimes harder) than men deserve to get paid just as much as they do. Equal pay for equal work–am I right? Apparently, for some, that is not the case. Take Michelle Williams, for example.
In the latest film, Williams stars in “All The Money In The World,” there were some issues that required her to report to set to reshoot scenes. Kevin Spacey was replaced in the film after his sexual assault and misconduct allegations came to light and, with only six weeks until the movie’s release, he was replaced by actor Christopher Plummer.
In any film, when a major actor gets replaced, the other actors are required to reshoot all of their necessary scenes becasue–well, continuity people. Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams, who both star in the film, were required to come back to set to reshoot all of the scenes they had appeared in with Spacey. Director Ridley Scott had told the actors that they wouldn’t be getting paid much for the reshoots, if at all. But, new reports indicate that Wahlberg got paid a lot of money–and by a lot, I mean a whopping $1.5 million for the reshoots. Michelle Williams on the otherhand–brace yourselves, this is going to hurt.
Michelle Williams was allegedly paid less than $1,000 to reshoot all of the scenes for “All The Money In The World.” Let that sink in. The cast and crew, according to Entertainment Weekly, came back to do the reshoots for “nothing,” because they all were supportive of Ridley Scott’s decision to recast Kevin Spacey in light of the sexual misconduct allegations against him. It seems as though the majority of people are on the right side of history. But, Mark Wahlberg’s agent thought it was a great time to negotiate a “bigger and better” bonus–a cool $1.5 million.
Not only did Michelle Williams have to come back to set and put whatever other work/projects she was doing on hold–she did it for less than $1,000. Mark Wahlberg got over $1 million to come back and do–pretty much the same job. Wrap your head around this people, it’s completely and utterly wrong and unfair. It’s unjust. It’s wrong.
To no surprise, since the news has broken over the pay difference, women have taken to Twitter to express their outrage.