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Jessica Chastain Calls Out Alleged 'All the Money in the World' Pay Disparity Between Michelle Williams & Mark Wahlberg

Jessica Chastain Calls Out Alleged 'All the Money in the World' Pay Disparity Between Michelle Williams & Mark Wahlberg

UPDATE: More information about this story has been released, including how much Mark was paid vs. how much Michelle was paid.

Jessica Chastain is calling out the producers of All the Money in the World for an alleged pay disparity between the film’s stars Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg.

You may remember, All the Money in the World originally starred Kevin Spacey and when multiple allegations of sexual misconduct came to light, Christopher Plummer replaced him and reshoots were quickly pulled off ahead of the film’s release date.

Women and Hollywood founder Melissa Silverstein first tweeted, “On the day after display of female power at the #goldenglobes, I learned that there was an egregious pay gap between Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg for the All the Money in the World reshoot. Did they think this wouldn’t come out? Unacceptable #TimesUp”

Molly’s Game actress Jessica Chastain responded to the tweet and wrote, “I heard for the reshoot she got $80 a day compared to his MILLIONS. Would anyone like to clarify? I really hope that with everything coming to light, she was paid fairly. She’s a brilliant actress and is wonderful in the film.”

The director of the film, Ridley Scott, did previously say that everyone did the reshoots for free. “Everyone did it for nothing. They all came in for free,” he previously told USA Today.

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  • plez

    Shame on Wahlberg for holding the movie hostage and not being a team player. He knew the production was in a bad place but still made a demand for millions a dollars. Oh my a little piece of the of finely created Wahlberg faux image is being discovered. LOL

  • joshemerson

    Even if he did get paid more, he’s a much MUCH bigger name than Michelle Williams, regardless of how good an actress she is.

  • 777

    I have no issue with him getting a bigger pay. You should pay actors based on their drawing power, not based on gender. She’s a very good actress but doesn’t put buts in the seats.

  • cafeast

    Jessica Chastain is an embarrassment. She has proven to be thirsty on a very profound level. Now she is potentially hurting other actresses’ careers due to her insatiable need and hunger for attention. She doesn’t even know any of this btw, it is all hearsay.
    I hate her.
    And Mark is a massive moviestar compared to Michelle whose biggest movie to date is still Brokeback Mt. where she was the supporting actress.

  • Chris Brinkley

    It’s called having a better agent and bigger name. Period. More non news and pot being stirred by Jessica Chastain. Go figure

  • Jaclyn Shortt

    This isn’t JC’s place to talk about how much someone else got paid. If Michelle wanted to speak out all the power to her. But now Michelle’s just in an awkward position where she has to answer for this other woman’s outspokenness.

  • Danae

    She’s being far too pushy with that Oscar campaign.

  • agus

    I hope that zero men are going to vote for this the biggest hypocrite in Hollywood so she can wave goodbye to the Oscar even if she got her nomination.

  • moody

    I agree. Jessica Chastain is becoming annoying.

  • conmary

    Jessica has a habit of speaking out before she gets her facts in order. However ,even if true, Williams was free to turn down the job if she thought she was such a big draw and worth more. What’s the problem?

  • Gina

    Perhaps let Michelle speak for herself?

  • John Black

    I beg to differ. Normally, in this industry, the person “hurt” does not want to talk due to fear of sounding greedy. Chastain’s is doing a favor to all women(in my point of view), speaking of a huge pay gap between a man with the acting skills of a door with eyebrows and a talented woman. This gap in pay happens in all kind of workplaces and should not happen. But in this industry, it is normal that certain names receive more because they do bring more people to theaters – but such an amount is outrageous- but hey, it’s just my opinion.

  • Deliox

    The number of A-list directors who will hire her and actors who will want to co-star with her has to be plummeting. Ridley Scott? Not happening again and he’d probably speak unkindly about her behind the scenes. Imagine O. Russell wanting to pair her up with J-Law in some 2019 drama. Won’t happen. Someone on twitter would just bring up his groping scandal and force Chastain to acknowledge it. Scorsese wants to cast her in something? Nope. $60K is good for Jonah Hill, but she would probably demand equal pay to DiCaprio. etc.

  • 777

    She has been very vocal about the whole sexual harassment scandal since it started, but the one thing she hasn’t commented on was the ridiculous comments made by her good friend Matt Damon. Hypocrite much?

  • Captain ShiroyashARGH!!

    Got a source for that?

  • SquidBillie

    He didn’t either for this film.

  • SquidBillie

    Where did you hear this? Just wondering, because he has a rep for being a prick that goes WAY back.

  • Nathan Hastings

    I’m getting sick of these women

  • fun and flirty86

    So she has to speak out against every single solitary issue?

  • fun and flirty86

    I think we should pay actors based off of acting ability and not popularity. Mark Wahlberg May be handsome but he sucks as an actor. He has zero talent whatsoever. Michelle Williams can actually act. There is also a difference in him making more than her and making significantly more than her.

  • Michele V

    I thought Michelle worked for free?

  • Esoteric11

    Williams is a far better actress than Wahlberg is an actor. Marky Mark takes the prize for underwear ads though!!

  • moody

    Let’s not forget Wahlberg is a much bigger draw than Michelle. She will never open a movie. Also Wahlberg is a very successful producer both movie and TV. He’s a power player in Hollywood; Michelle is not.

  • moody

    They are all overpaid but as I said, Wahlberg is a power player in Hollywood.

  • Maria M.

    You and I may feel that more talented actors should make more money that their mediocre peers but producers pay actors based on their box office numbers not talent. Some of the biggest stars in Hollywood are talentless in my opinion. They are getting big bucks to lend their brand to the project, name and face, just like they would do for perfume or sneakers commercial. In HW film is business just like any other business not art. It’s about the revenues. Some of the best theater actors in the world that play Shakespeare and Chekhov can only dream to make as much as the least talented actor in some TV soap opera.

  • Jayne

    Mark Wahlberg did NOT want to do the reshoots, which is why he was paid handsomely for doing it. Michelle Williams made a personal decision to do it given the circumstances. This is no one’s business but theirs. Why is Jessica Chastain trying to stir the pot?

  • Maria M.

    With Spacey gone, Mark Wahlberg is the only star power they have left and he is in position to blackmail them. It’s just business for him, nothing personal. If they had to give almost all the budget for reshoots to him and there was very little left then she had no choice but to accept to work for peanuts. Because it is much more important for her career that this film gets released than for his. She made rational, business decision and it’s already paying off, she was nominated for a Globe. She is not alone, she has agent, manager and the whole team and they know what they are doing when they accept less money than a costar or get only a few thousands for some indie film that might get them an Oscar nomination later. These are strategic decisions.

  • J2020

    Bigger name? Are camparing a 5 time Oscar Nominee with Mark Wahlberg?

  • 777

    In the entertainment business, the most talented aren’t necessarily the best box office draw. The more buts you put in the seats, the higher your salary will be. it’s just how it works.

  • 777

    She does though. With the exception of one issue, the Matt Damon one. And it’s especially ridiculous considering she went on Twitter to defend him during the early days of the HW story.

  • 777

    That’s part of the risk of paying big bucks for stars. Not every movie will draw. Just look at Johnny Depp. He was a huge draw until he wasn’t, the studios lost a lot of money banking on his name, until they started paying him less.

  • Frankie

    Her lifetime movie gross is at 700M vs his 2 Billion, with many of his films having him as the star, vs her supporting… Studios and agents look at numbers.

  • Deliox

    Are you kidding? Is Amy Adams a bigger name than The Rock?

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  • TPlain

    Now what kind of clueless Hollywood goober would pay “Markie Mark And The Funky Bunch” a million dollars to utter some inane lines in a movie?

    Well, there must be a large number of mouths in “The Funky Bunch” Wahlberg is still forced to feed.

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  • Tracy Polselli

    You are so right. Mark got paid this money per his contract and what he is paying an agency to do for him-look out for his financial well being. Not JC place to start the conversation, especially since MW did not speak out. I am wanting to tune out all this Hollywood outrage, complaints and allegations but they never stop! Rich people bitching about money is annoying.