Michelle Williams earned less than $1,000 for her work during reshoots on Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World,” while her co-star Mark Wahlberg earned around $1.5 million, USA Today reported on Tuesday.
The reshoots were necessitated by the decision to replace Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer in the key role of billionaire J. Paul Getty after Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct by multiple men. Since the film had already wrapped, Spacey’s scenes needed to be reshot in November on an expedited schedule in time for the film’s December 18 premiere.
Scott said in subsequent interviews that returning cast appeared in the reshoots for free and only Plummer was paid.
But USA Today, citing unnamed persons familiar with the production, reported that Wahlberg’s representatives at William Morris Endeavor negotiated a $1.5 million fee to appear in the reshoots. Williams, like Wahlberg a client of WME, received approximately $80 a day, totaling less than $1,000, the paper reported.
Wahlberg’s fee for the reshoots was reported in November by the Washington Post to be $2 million, while Williams reportedly received a comparatively more modest six-figure payout. It’s worth noting that Wahlberg’s character has many more scenes with J. Paul Getty.
Produced by Imperative Entertainment and distributed by Sony’s TriStar Pictures, “All the Money in the World” recounts the 1973 kidnapping and ransoming of J. P. Getty III, grandson of J. Paul Getty.
Williams plays Getty III’s mother Gail Harris, while Wahlberg plays the Getty company investigator tasked with finding the grandson. Directed by Scott and written by David Scarpa, the film opened in wide release December 25.
Representatives for William Morris Endeavor, Sony Pictures, Ridley Scott, Wahlberg, and Williams, did not immediately respond to requests from TheWrap for comment.