Why did Michelle Williams sacrifice fair pay to replace a predator?

Why did Michelle Williams sacrifice fair pay to replace a predator?

But the newspaper reportedlate Tuesday that it had "since learned Wahlberg's team actually negotiated a hefty fee, with the actor paid $1.5 million for his reshoots". After Kevin Spacey was sacked, All the Money by the World director, Ridley Scott, took the decision of reshooting Kevin Spacey's scenes completely with Christopher Plummer.

The Wrap said Williams' contract included reshoots, contributing to why she was paid just an $80 per diem for her time.

Williams had told USA Today earlier: "I said I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me".

Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World made headlines late a year ago when the director was forced to reshoot the film following sexual misconduct allegations made against former star Kevin Spacey.

"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. Adding to the anger, Scott had previously said that the actors did the reshoots "for nothing" - meaning union minimums - and Williams and Wahlberg are both represented by the William Morris Endeavor agency.

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Because Williams had already committed to return, Wahlberg had leverage: He was the only major missing piece and the clock was ticking.

First, there is the news that the situation involved a massive pay gap between a female and male co-star. However, the reports suggested that the reshoots cost over $10 million to the makers.

"I thought I would have to raise my daughter to learn how to protect herself in a risky world and I think because of the work Tarana has done and the work I am learning how to do, we actually have the opportunity to hand our children a different world", Williams told Ryan Seacrest during a red carpet interview.

Director Ridley Scott chose to cut Spacey from the completed Getty family kidnapping drama after he was accused of sexual misconduct and inappropriate behaviour, and he called on Christopher Plummer to step in and play billionaire J. Paul Getty. And they could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted. "I had to break the news to my family and tell them I wasn't going be home (for Thanksgiving) and make alternate arrangements for them", she told Vulture.

The news comes after Hollywood stars wore black to the Golden Globes on Sunday to take a stand against sexual harassment and for gender equality as a part of the "Time's Up" initiative, of which Williams is a founding member. So it's easy to see how those involved in "All The Money In The World" seemed caught between two competing imperatives. Actors pay a team of agents, managers and lawyers an average of 10% of their salaries to advocate for them.

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