Premiere Of Sony Pictures Entertainment's 'All The Money In The World' - Red CarpetWeirdly enough, they are represented by the same agency. Not for long?

Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams costar in "All the Money in the World," which went through some quick reshoots when Kevin Spacey was dropped as J. Paul Getty and Christopher Plummer stepped in.

Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, and director Ridley Scott went on to be nominated at this past weekend's Golden Globe Awards.

Williams plays Gail Harris, the mother of the kidnapped John Paul Getty III, with Wahlberg as the former CIA operative who works as her advisor. She actually has top billing. But USA Today just reported that Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million for reshooting his scenes while Williams was paid an $80 per diem totaling less than $1,000.

When reports came out about the reshoots, Ridley Scott had told USA Today the crew got paid, and Plummer got paid, but the other actors "all came in free." ("Free" meaning just the union minimum, which is around what Williams was paid in that per diem.) However, USA Today just reported that they "since learned Wahlberg's team actually negotiated a hefty fee, with the actor paid $1.5 million for his reshoots. Williams wasn't told."

She wasn't told. Maybe they didn't tell Ridley Scott, either? You could fairly suspect Wahlberg just had a better agent, but here's what USA Today added on that front:

"Wahlberg and Williams are both represented by the William Morris Endeavor agency. Actors pay a team of agents, managers and lawyers an average of 10% of their salaries to advocate for them."

Reps for the agency and the director didn't respond to the outlet's request for comment.

Social media was not happy with the situation:


Wahlberg has his defenders, with fans arguing he just used his leverage to get money; Williams could've demanded money but offered to work for nothing to keep the film's costs down and support the message:


Such a Slytherin answer, but it's true. Weird that no one told Michelle Williams, though. Or her agents in the same company? And maybe Ridley Scott didn't know when he said in interviews that they all came back for free.

In related news, Wahlberg was recently named 2017's most overpaid actor, by Forbes:

"Thanks to a string of box office disappointments, Wahlberg is this year's most overpaid actor: His three wide releases prior to June 1, 2017, returned just $4.40 at the box office for every $1 he was paid on them. With disappointments including 2016's oil spill drama Deepwater Horizon, which barely out-earned its estimated $110 million budget, Wahlberg's multi-million dollar paydays look mighty expensive."

He must have the best agent ever. Forbes added that the 2017 ranking was "dominated by stars such as Wahlberg whose historic success has warranted eight figure quotes, even when their recent movies fail to perform."

At some point, though, you'd think that would stop.

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All the Money in the World
R2017
Based on 47 critics

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