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Why Mark Wahlberg Got "All the Money" Pay Bump Over Michelle Williams

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Mark Wahlberg and Michelle at premiere of "All The Money In The World" in December. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 12 Jan 2018 11:46 AM

Mark Wahlberg's big pay bump over costar Michelle Williams for "All the Money in the World" reshoots was explained by two sources who said the actor took advantage of a costar approval clause in his contract, USA Today reported.

Producers for the movie decided on last-second reshoots in November, replacing Academy Award-winner Kevin Spacey with fellow Oscar winner Christopher Plummer after Hollywood's sexual harassment and assault scandal consumed Spacey, the newspaper stated.

The sources told USA Today that Wahlberg had a costar approval clause in his contract and he refused to give a thumbs up on Spacey's replacement until he got a sizable pay raise.

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

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.

USA Today reported that Wahlberg, a two-time Oscar nominee, and Williams are represented by the same company, William Morris Endeavor. Actors pay agents, managers and lawyers an average of 10 percent of their salaries to advocate for them, the newspaper said.

While Wahlberg reportedly played hardball with the movie's producers about the reshoots, Williams told USA Today that she appreciated the effort to make the changes to the movie so it would not be tainted by Spacey.

"I said I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me," Williams told USA Today. "And they could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted. Because I appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort."

Other actors, though, sounded off on the pay disparity this week.

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Mark Wahlberg's big pay bump over costar Michelle Williams for "All the Money in the World" reshoots was explained by two sources who said the actor took advantage of a costar approval clause in his contract.
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