Mark Wahlberg is trying to right the injustice of his huge All The Money In The World re-shoot fee by donating the money to anti-sexual harassment organisation Time’s Up.
Last week it was revealed that when director Ridley Scott decided to re-shoot All The Money In The World without Kevin Spacey following sexual harassment claims about the actor, Wahlberg was paid the staggering $1.5 million amount while his female co-star Williams received just $80 per day.
It soon came to light that Williams had offered to do the re-shoot for free on principle, to assist with Spacey being erased from the film, while Wahlberg wasn’t feeling quite so passionate, demanding the enormous fee which Scott agreed to pay.
But now Wahlberg has confirmed he’ll donate the entire amount he received to Time’s Up, the organisation founded by 300 women in the entertainment industry to fight sexual harassment across the US, and a legal defence fund to help less fortunate women.
“Over the last few days my reshoot fee for All the Money in the World has become an important topic of conversation,” he said in a statement.
“I 100% support the fight for fair pay and I’m donating the $1.5M to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund in Michelle Williams’ name.”
Wahlberg’s agency is donating some money on top of that amount.
“The current conversation is a reminder that those of us in a position of influence have a responsibility to challenge inequities, including the gender wage gap,” a statement to the Hollywood Reporter said.
“In recognition of the pay discrepancy on the All the Money in the World reshoots, WME is donating an additional $500,000 to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund in Michelle Williams’ name, following our $1 million pledge to the organisation earlier this month. It’s crucial that this conversation continues within our community and we are committed to being part of the solution.”
The Ted and Boogie Nights actor is currently the highest paid actor in the world – according to Forbes he earned about $68 million in 2017.