The pay disparity between Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg is the new topic of gender inequality in Hollywood industry.
Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams were to reshoot scenes for All the Money In The World as Kevin Spacey who originally played billionaire J. Paul Getty has been out of the project after being accused of sexual misconduct.
Director Ridley Scott decided to reshoot scenes in the $40 million crime thriller film, the director has replaced Spacey with Christopher Plummer, Wahlberg received an additional $1.5 million in order to reshoot the scenes while Williams was paid only about $1,000 to return to the set, USA Today reported.
At this moment when Time’s Up receiving a huge support of Hollywood, actresses are calling for gender equality. According to the report, this is an extreme case where a male actor is being paid a huge amount while his female co-star is expected to work for less than 1% of what he’s earning.
The leading voice of women’s equality, Jessica Chastain took her Twitter and spoke out about the reported pay disparity. She tweeted, “Please go see Michelle’s performance in All the Money in the World. She’s a brilliant Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe-winning actress. She has been in the industry for 20 years. She deserves more than 1% of her male costar’s salary.”
Amber Tamblyn responded by tweeting, “Michelle Williams was paid 1% of what her male co-star made on her latest film. This is totally unacceptable.”
Judd Apatow wrote, “This is so messed up that it is almost hard to believe. Almost. This is how this business works. I wonder if the studio or Wahlberg will do something to make the situation less insane.”
Actress Sophia Bush also took her Twitter and wrote, “Exposing the gross disparity in pay & hard evidence of the gender gap — negotiated by the SAME agents no less! — isn’t a witch hunt. It’s a demand for fair practices.