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Mark Wahlberg Donating All the Money in the World Reshoot Salary to Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund

January 13, 2018 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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TMZ reports that Mark Wahlberg and his agency, WME, are donating money to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund after the actor came under controversy for receiving an additional $1.5 million to participate in reshoots for All the Money in the World. The topic recently gained notoriety as symbolic of the gender pay gap issue in Hollywood, since Williams is the lead in the film but was paid less than Wahlberg.

Williams portrays the lead role in the film in Gail Harris and has higher billing than Wahlberg. However, when producers asked Williams to take part in reshoots for the film, she agreed without getting an additional fee. However, Wahlberg reportedly asked for additional finances to take part in the reshoots, and his rep is quoted as saying, “He doesn’t work for free.”

As a result of the controvery, Wahlberg is reportedly donating the $1.5 million he received to Time’s Up. WME is also donating $500,000. Wahlberg stated on the news, “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.”

Per the report, sources familiar with the actors’ contracts claimed that Williams’ contract required her to do reshoots as part of her salary. However, Wahlberg’s deal for the film allegedly did not. Additionally, both actors are represented by the same talent agency in WME.