Mark Wahlberg reportedly refused to approve Christopher Plummer's casting until he was paid $1.5 million



USA Today‘s Andrea Mandell reported earlier this week that Mark Wahlberg was paid way more than his co-star Michelle Williams for the reshoots in Ridley Scott's "All the Money in the World." Over the nine-day period, which had Christopher Plummer reshooting Kevin Spacey's scenes as John Paul Getty III, Wahlberg earned a $1.5 million paycheck, as for Williams? $80 per day, for a grand total of less than $1000. That's not even a joke. Three people familiar with the situation, but contractually unable to speak about it, were quoted by Mandel in the article, which has caused waves around the industry today. Who is to blame? We don't really know but more will surely be revealed in the days to come.
USA Today has cracked the case wide open today by saying that Wahlberg was very greedy when it came to the reshoots:
“What he said was, ‘I will not approve Christopher Plummer unless you pay me.’ And that’s how he (expletive) them,” a source told the paper.
So, Wahlberg comes off a selfish, greedy douchebag. Are we surprised? Especially since his co-star Michelle Williams did the reshoots for next to nothing and said she was open to it as well:
“I said I’d be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me. And they could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted. Because I appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort,” Williams told USA Today.

As for Scott, he said he felt “betrayed” by the news that Wahlberg made millions and Williams made basically zilch. I would expect Wahlberg to eventually make a statement about this because his reputation at the moment has taken a major hit.