Mark Wahlberg Got Paid Way More Than His Co-Star Michelle Williams
January 11, 2018
For decades there have been major pay disparities between men and women. The situation is not limited to the United States although, in recent years, much attention has been drawn to it in the country.
A plenitude of factors has been identified as being responsible for this. From age to location, educational qualification and even just the sheer difference in biology. Depending on what industry an individual is engaged in, certain present conditions also determine how much the disparity is.
As at 2016, women in the United States were still getting paid about 80% of what their male counterparts were getting. And this is remuneration for the same tasks with equal qualifications. From Wall Street to Hollywood, men still get paid more money than women.
Mark Wahlberg got overpaid.
Ridley Scott was forced to reshoot all scenes featuring Kevin Spacey in the All the Money in the World last Thanksgiving. This was following allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against Spacey. Mark, Williams and the rest of the crew were hastily assembled during the week after Thanksgiving to sort out the reshoot.
It turns out that Mark was paid $1.5 million while co-star Michelle Williams was paid a per diem of $80, totaling less than $1,000. Still, the pay disparity is outrageous and most of Hollywood and America is wondering, how did this happen?