Actor Mark Wahlberg refused to approve the casting of Christopher Plummer as a replacement for disgraced actor Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World until he was paid over $1 million.
Wahlberg’s lawyer vetoed Plummer’s casting in a letter to the film’s financiers, saying the actor would only agree if he were paid the extra money.
“What he said was, ‘I will not approve Christopher Plummer unless you pay me’,” USA Today quoted a source as saying.
Earlier this week, Hollywood voiced its outrage over reports that Mark Wahlberg was paid 1,500 times more than Michelle Williams to reshoot scenes for the kidnap drama.
Ridley Scott partially reshot his latest movie after Kevin Spacey was fired due to sexual misconduct allegations, with both Wahlberg and Williams called back to act opposite Spacey’s replacement, Christopher Plummer
But Williams, according to USA Today, earned a daily allowance of $80 for her work – amounting to under $1,000 in total and less than 0.07% of the $1.5 million that Wahlberg earned.
“Please go see Michelle’s performance in All the Money in the World. She’s a brilliant Oscar-nominated Golden Globe-winning actor,” raged an indignant Jessica Chastain on Twitter.
“She has been in the industry for 20 years. She deserves more than 1% of her male co-star’s salary,” she continued.
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