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Report: Wahlberg refused to reshoot ‘All the Money’ scenes until US$1.5m payday

Cast member Mark Wahlberg poses at the premiere for ‘All the Money in the World’ in Beverly Hills December 18, 2017. — Reuters picCast member Mark Wahlberg poses at the premiere for ‘All the Money in the World’ in Beverly Hills December 18, 2017. — Reuters picLOS ANGELES, Jan 12 — A twist has emerged in the saga that is the pay discrepancy between Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams in reshoots for Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World.

On Tuesday, USA Today reported that the actor had been paid US$1.5 million to reshoot scenes from the movie.

Scott decided to replace disgraced actor Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer as J. Paul Getty after he was accused of sexual assault by multiple men.

The newspaper also revealed that co-star Williams was paid less than US$1,000 to reshoot the same scenes.

Scott had initially said that the actors all decided to do the work for free.

Yesterday, USA Today said that Wahlberg reportedly held up production on the reshoots and refused to approve Plummer as Spacey’s replacement until he got his US$1.5 million payday.

“What he said was, ‘I will not approve Christopher Plummer unless you pay me.’ And that’s how he (expletive) them,” a source told USA Today.

Meanwhile, a different “Hollywood insider” told USA Today that Wahlberg had his lawyer write a letter to the film’s financial backers expressing that he was vetoing the recast until his demand was met.

At time of writing, Wahlberg’s reps had yet to comment on the story.

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