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Michelle Williams Is The Latest Victim of Hollywood's Wage Gap

11 January 2018

The film had originally starred Kevin Spacey, however after a series of allegations emerged claiming that the star had sexually harassed a number of young males, Ridley made the immediate decision to re-cast Christopher Plummer in the leading role. Matilda is the All the Money in the World star's only child with the late actor, Heath Ledger. In 2017, Wahlberg beat out Dwayne Johnson to become Hollywood's highest-paid actor, with income of $68 million, according to Forbes magazine.

She wrapped things up by saying: "I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon!" The agency also represents Williams.

USA Today reports that Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million to reshoot scenes at the last minute for "All the Money in the World", while co-star Michele Williams only got an $80 per diem, which worked out to less that $1,000.

The pay gap issue isn't going away in Hollywood. Rather than let his film sink with Spacey's career, he recast and reshot 22 scenes in less than 10 days, with Christopher Plummer stepping into play Getty. The Transformers actor received $1.5m for his time for the reshoots, while Williams was given less than $1,000.

However, the new USA Today report states that Wahlberg negotiated for a big paycheck, and Williams was not informed.

Other actresses including Mia Farrow, Amber Tamblyn and Sophia Bush also spoke out on social media against the reported pay disparity.

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The news comes after Hollywood stars wore black to the Golden Globes on Sunday to take a stand against sexual harassment and for gender equality as a part of the "Time's Up" initiative, of which Williams is a founding member.

Representatives for William Morris Endeavor, Sony Pictures, Ridley Scott, Wahlberg, and Williams, did not immediately respond to requests from TheWrap for comment.

"I wonder if the studio or Wahlberg will do something to make the situation less insane", he tweeted.

Williams previously told USA Today she appreciated efforts to reshoot the film, which recounts the kidnapping of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty's grandson, adding that "they could have my salary". And they could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted.

Replacing Spacey was accomplished in an incredibly short span of time, allowing All the Money in the World to hit its 25 December release date and ensuring the movie would be eligible for this year's Golden Globes and Academy Awards.

Michelle Williams Is The Latest Victim of Hollywood's Wage Gap