Turns out Marky Mark might be an even slipperier than we thought. After reports emerged this week that Michelle Williams receive 0.6 percent of Wahlberg's salary to reshoot Kevin Spacey's scenes because she was so "appreciative" the film were replacing a known sexual predator to begin with, Wahlberg apparently issued All the Money in the World financiers with an ultimatum: cough up over a million or he doesn't sign off.
It was depressing enough that most of the film's cast and crew worked for nothing during Thanksgiving week because former star Kevin Spacey assaulted and harassed many, many young boys (Michelle Williams took $80 per diem), but Wahlberg's greedy stand-off is beyond reprehensible. Several sources came forward to reveal to USA Today, who broke the original story on the actors' dramatic pay gap, that Wahlberg, who built in "co-star approval" into his contract, would not endorse Spacey replacement Christopher Plummer unless he was paid over a million dollars. Someone should definitely come and get their mans.
"What [Wahlberg] said was, 'I will not approve Christopher Plummer unless you pay me.' And that's how he (expletive) them," one source told the outlet, while another insider said Wahlberg had has lawyer tell financial backers he was vetoing the recast unless he was paid.
Of course, the most frustrating part of all is both Wahlberg and Williams are represented by the same agency, William Morris Endeavor. They, predictably, did not comment. Williams did, however, telling USA Today several days ago that she was so grateful for the fact Ridley Scott made the call she would sacrifice her salary.
"I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me," she said. "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."
Let's not forget, it was Williams who walked away from the film with a Golden Globe nomination. As for Wahlberg? *Crickets*
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