Mark Wahlberg donates $1.5m reshoot fee to Time's Up defence fund

In what appears to be a classic case of sexism, 'All The Money In The World' actress Michelle Williams got around $1000 for re-shoots while actor Mark Wahlberg received $1.5 million for them. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 14, 2018, 01.56 AM (IST)

Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg has announced on Saturday that he has donated the $1.5 million dollars he earned for "All the Money in the World" reshoot to the Time's Up legal defence fund.

Wahlberg made the announcement on Twitter where he wrote: "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 $1.5M to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund in Michelle Williams' name."

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William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, the talent agency which represents both Williams and Wahlberg have also announced that they will be donating $500,000 in Williams' name. 

Wahlberg received more than 1000 times as much money as she did because reshoots were not in his contract, according to an individual with knowledge of the deal, as reported by the website.

On the other hand, lead actress Michelle Williams' contract included any form of reshoots and was paid $80 a day, summing up to a total of a meagre $1000. 

Also read: 'All The Money in the World': Mark Wahlberg got $1.5 million for reshoots, Michelle Williams $1K

According to a US-based website, Mark Wahlberg's contract did not include reshoots which took place as director Ridley Scott had to rework scenes that featured Kevin Spacey initially -- who was later replaced with Christopher Plummer owing to sexual abuse allegations against the former. Wahlberg thus ended up earning $1.5 million as part of reshoots that turned out to be more extensive than planned. 

The Time's Up legal defence fund provides support to people who have experienced sexual harassment, abuse or assault in the workplace.