The controversy over Michelle Williams earning 1% of Mark Wahlberg's salary for reshoots of All the Money in the World has continued, with Wahlberg accused of threatening to block the casting of Christopher Plummer unless he received a reshoot salary of $1.5 million.
A person "familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly about it" talked to USA Today, saying, "What [Wahlberg] said was, 'I will not approve Christopher Plummer unless you pay me.' And that's how he (expletive) them", effectively stalling production until his financial requests were met.
Neither Wahlberg's entourage nor his talent agency, William Morris Endeavor, which negotiated his and Michelle Williams' contract, provided a comment on these new details.More news: Poised For a Move? BCE Inc (BCE) See Shares Move
Before the reports of Wahlberg's salary got out, Williams said the following of All the Money in the World reshoots to USA Today: "I said I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me".
The actress, who plays the kidnapped boy's mother in the film, previously told the newspaper about her reaction when director Ridley Scott's team called her to return to the set during Thanksgiving: "I said I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me".
She also made a point of stressing the fact that giving up her holiday and working without pay were both sacrifices she was happy to make given the situation.
According to two film interviewed by USA Today, Wahlberg had co-star approval in his contract, and refused to approve Plummer's casting in the film until he was paid a salary of over a million.More news: So what exactly are the offshore drilling plans, Florida senator asks
'Everyone did it for nothing, ' he told USA Today. Meanwhile, Williams' was less than a thousand.
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When asked about working with Plummer in the film after Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct, Williams says she was "not talking about that".More news: Ice-cream bars sold at Aldi recalled over listeria contamination