When film All The Money In The World was forced to reshoot in order to replace scenes featuring Kevin Spacey (who has been accused of sexual assault), Mark Wahlberg took advantage of this opportunity in receiving more money- $1.5 million to be exact. Wahlberg’s co star Michelle Williams was paid $1,000 for the reshoots, less than 1% of Wahlberg’s earnings.
After a significant amount of backlash from the media, Wahlberg decided he’d donate the full $1.5 million he received for the reshoots to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, which advocates for underprivileged women who have experienced sexual harassment and assault. Wahlberg recently said, “Over the last few days my reshoot fee for All the Money in the World has become an important topic of conversation. I 100% support the fight for fair pay and I’m donating the $1.5 million to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund in Michelle Williams’ name.” William Morris Endeavor, the agency that reps Wahlberg, Williams, and Scott, announced in a statement of its own that it would be donating an additional $500,000 to Time’s Up.
In a recent statement by Williams, she expressed gratitude towards and Wahlberg and their agency for the sizable donation. “Today isn’t about me. My fellow actresses stood by me and stood up for me, my activist friends taught me to use my voice, and the most powerful men in charge, they listened and they acted,” she said. “If we truly envision an equal world, it takes equal effort and sacrifice. Today is one of the most indelible days of my life because of Mark Wahlberg, WME and a community of women and men who share in this accomplishment. Anthony Rapp, for all the shoulders you stood on, now we stand on yours.”