Entertainment Mark Wahlberg Donates $1.5M In Michelle Williams’ Name To #TimesUp Legal Fund

21:51  13 january  2018
21:51  13 january  2018 Source:   Deadline

Michelle Williams reportedly made $80-a-day for film reshoots, while Mark Wahlberg made $2M

  Michelle Williams reportedly made $80-a-day for film reshoots, while Mark Wahlberg made $2M Did Michelle Williams really make less than 1 percent of Mark Wahlberg?After Kevin Spacey was replaced in "All The Money In The World" on the heels of his sexual misconduct scandal, there were quotes from those involved indicating that no one got paid for the reshoots, and everyone was happy with it. Now, though, comes a report that not only were stars paid for their work, but there was a huge wage gap discrepancy between stars Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams.

Mark Wahlberg is donating in Michelle Williams ’ name the $ 1 . 5 million he received for “All the Money in the World” reshoots to # TimesUp , the legal defense fund founded in response to the #MeToo movement.

Mark Wahlberg is trying to right his wrong after it was revealed he made 1500 times more than Michelle Williams for the “All The Money in the World” reshoots. Wahlberg decided to donate the $ 1 . 5 million he received to do the reshoots on the film to the # TimesUp legal fund in Michelle Williams ’

Mark Wahlberg wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera© Provided by Deadline

Mark Wahlberg has announced that he will donate in Michelle Williams’ name the $1.5 million in money he received for All The Money In The World reshoots. The donation is being made to #TimesUp, the legal fund for sexual abuse and harassment victims that was established late last year.

At the same time, WME, which reps Wahlberg, Williams and Scott, has also pledged $500,000 in a donation to #TimesUp.

Wahlberg issued this statement: “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.

SNL: Aidy Bryant slams Mark Wahlberg for delayed response to 'public shaming'

  SNL: Aidy Bryant slams Mark Wahlberg for delayed response to 'public shaming' Mark Wahlberg may have donated his seven-figure All the Money in the World reshoot fee to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, but Aidy Bryant reminded Saturday Night Live viewers that the issues behind the controversy remain alive and well. Appearing as herself on “Weekend Update,” Bryant took the dramatic reshoot wage gap between Wahlberg and Michelle Williams as her primary topic of discussion. On Tuesday, USA Today reported that Wahlberg received $1.5 million while Williams made less than $1,000 for returning to re-film key scenes with Christopher Plummer in the kidnapping drama. Plummer replaced Kevin Spacey, who was removed from Ridley Scott’s film after multiple sexual assault allegations were made against him. “Everyone’s talking about how women should negotiate harder and ask for more money, and that’s true,” Bryant said to “Weekend Update” co-anchor Colin Jost. “And, I really think women are ready to do that, but I feel like maybe, just maybe, men could be just like [a little] more [decent].” Additional reporting by USA Today indicated that Wahlberg, who is represented by the same agency as Williams in WME, refused to approve Plummer as Spacey’s replacement without securing a seven-figure payment. (Reps for Wahlberg and WME did not respond to EW’s request for comment at the time.) Backlash against the Oscar-nominated actor grew, with the likes of Jessica Chastain, Judd Apatow, and Critics’ Choice Awards host Olivia Munn sharply criticizing the reported disparity.

Mark Wahlberg has announced that he will donate $ 1 . 5 million dollars to the Time ’s Up legal fund in Michelle Williams ’ name .

On Saturday, Wahlberg announced that he would be donating the $ 1 . 5 million he earned for the reshoots in Williams ’ name to the Time ’s Up legal defense fund for victims of sexual abuse and harassment.

This comes after press reports that painted as evidence of gender disparity that sum of money that Wahlberg received, versus the $1000 per diem that Williams was paid, when director Ridley Scott gathered them together over the Thanksgiving holiday to reshoot scenes with Christopher Plummer that had originally been shot with Kevin Spacey. Spacey, disgraced by allegations of sexual harassment, was dropped from the picture weeks before it was to be released in theaters.

Said WME in a statement: “The current conversation is a reminder that those of us in a poition of influence have a responsibility to challenge inequities, including the gender wage gap. In recognition of the pay discrepancy on All The Money In The World reshoots, WME is donating an additional $500,000 to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund in Michelle Williams’ name, following our $1 million pledge to the organization earlier this month. It’s crucial that this conversation continues within our community and we are committed to being part of the solution.”

Michelle Williams Reacts to Mark Wahlberg's Time's Up Donation After 'All the Money in the World' Controversy

  Michelle Williams Reacts to Mark Wahlberg's Time's Up Donation After 'All the Money in the World' Controversy The actor donated his salary from his reshoots to the initiative Legal Defense Fund.Michelle Williams speaks out after Mark Wahlberg donated his $1.5 million salary from his All the Money in the World reshoots to Time's Up.

Mark Wahlberg Donates $ 1 . 5 Million to Time 's Up in Michelle Williams ' Name After Pay Gap Controversy. “I 100 percent 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 .”

Mark Wahlberg Donates $ 1 . 5 M ‘All The Money In The World’ Reshoot Fee To Time ’s Up . By Brent Furdyk. “I 100-per-cent 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 .”

Video: Celebs weigh in on gender pay gap (via EW):

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"I don't want to profit from my work on the [Woody Allen] film," actor says"I am learning that a good role isn't the only criteria for accepting a job," Chalamet said. "That has become much clearer to me in the last few months, having witnessed the birth movement intent on ending injustice, inequality and above all, silence.

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