The film was recast and reshot with Christopher Plummer, only six weeks before the film’s release.
Williams earned less than one per cent of the $1.5 million that Wahlberg reportedly earned for the re-shot scenes.
Williams previously told USA Today that she “appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort” to reshoot the film. “I said 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.”
According to USA Today, Wahlberg’s agency renegotiated a “hefty fee” later on.
The report of the pay disparity quickly went viral, with other celebrities criticizing the “unacceptable” pay gap. Among those to weigh in were Judd Apatow, Jessica Chastain, Mia Farrow and Amber Tamblyn.
“Please go see Michelle’s performance in All the Money in the World,” Chastain tweeted. “She’s a brilliant Oscar nominated, Golden Globe winning actress. She’s been in the industry for 20 yrs. She deserves more than 1% of her male costar’s salary.”
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 yrs. She deserves more than 1% of her male costar' s salary. https://t.co/HIniew6lf7
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) January 10, 2018
Tamblyn wrote, “Michelle Williams was paid 1% of what her male co-star made on her latest film. This is totally unacceptable.”
Michelle Williams was paid 1% of what her male co-star made on her latest film. This is totally unacceptable. https://t.co/xE5ZNqjcrA
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) January 10, 2018
Farrow wrote, “Outrageously unfair — but it’s always been like this.”
Outrageously unfair- but it’s always been like this. I was never, ever paid even a quarter of what the male lead received: Wahlberg got $1.5M for 'All the Money' reshoot, Williams paid less than $1,000 https://t.co/LrOjrHVjcp
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) January 10, 2018
Others called it “infuriating” and “shameful.”
Infuriating on so many levels. Williams carries & elevates ATMITW. https://t.co/JzQZS9XBA5
— Dana Delany (@DanaDelany) January 10, 2018
Shameful indeed. And this is a movie about how greedy and heartless men can be! https://t.co/aRTi2tqWGG
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) January 10, 2018
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. https://t.co/RsunBlOeCk
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) January 10, 2018
Before you condemn Wahlberg for this, consider the level of acting talent he’s bringing to this project & then condemn him way more enthusiastically. https://t.co/2t9MxTsXYu
— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) January 10, 2018