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AFTRA Looking Into 'All The Money In The World' Pay Disparity Claims

AFTRA Looking Into 'All The Money In The World' Pay Disparity Claims

Wahlberg was declared the highest-paid actor of 2017 by Forbes with an income of $68million before taxes.

Kevin Spacey was replaced by Christopher Plummer only one month before the film was set to hit theatres previous year, after sexual harassment allegations emerged.

Williams also agreed to work over Thanksgiving, racing to London on an overnight flight and arranging for her 12-year-old daughter to spend the holiday without her.

Whatever happened, it turns out that Scott was in the dark about Wahlberg's lucrative deal, and that's why he gave interviews, including to USA Today in December, saying that "everyone did it for nothing".

The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists is investigating claims Michelle Williams was paid significantly less than a male co-star.

"What he said was, 'I will not approve Christopher Plummer unless you pay me.' And that's how he (expletive) them", says one person. The fact they're both represented by the same talent agency - WME - could raise questions, if true, about fair and equal representation. Now, it has been revealed why and how Wahlberg was paid so much more than Williams and, the answer isn't in the least bit comforting. "She deserves more than 1 per cent of her male co-star's salary". Once Wahlberg committed and everyone else followed, his reps reportedly pointed out that he wasn't required to do reshoots and demanded more money. The process cost a reported $10 million.

After allegations of sexual misconduct against Kevin Spacey came to light, director Ridley Scott replaced the actor with Christopher Plummer and got the cast back together again to reshoot pivotal scenes.

The news comes as the pay gap between Wahlberg and Williams spirals into a war of words over what was or was not in their contracts. Both actors had reshoots in their contracts and both actors were in Europe filming for approximately the same number of days.

Although several actors with small parts, including Timothy Hutton, had agreed to return for the reshoot for minimum pay, Wahlberg was not one of them, according to the sources.

"I thought I would have to raise my daughter to learn how to protect herself in a unsafe world and I think because of the work Tarana has done and the work I am learning how to do, we actually have the opportunity to hand our children a different world", Williams told Ryan Seacrest during a red carpet interview.

Williams previously told the publication, "I said I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me", for the reshoots, adding that "they could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted".

Scott, producer-financier of Imperative Entertainment and distributor Sony Pictures, and WME have not commented on the matter.