Mark Wahlberg reportedly demanded $1.5m before approving Christopher Plummer's casting

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Actor Mark Wahlberg refused to approve the casting of Christopher Plummer as a replacement for disgraced actor Kevin Spacey in "All the Money in the World" until he was paid over $1 million. He had final say on co-star approval, and he used this, with sources claiming he wouldn't okay Plummer until he was paid the $1.5 million, in a plot that mirrors what happens in the movie itself.

In any case, in a December interview with USA Today, Williams recounted that when the idea of the reshoots arose, "I said I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me".

Wahlberg made headlines last week when USA Today first reported that he received $1.5 million to take part in reshoots, while Williams received only a per diem of $80 a day.

William Morris Endeavor, the talent agency that represents both Wahlberg and Williams, said it will also donate $500,000 to the fund.

Pay discrepancies are sadly nothing new in the entertainment business, or anywhere really, but they rarely get this egregious.

Of the reshoots, Williams has previously explained, "I said I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me. But Michelle, no. Me, no". Both Wahlberg and Williams agreed to return to the set when Kevin Spacey was sacked from the movie, and replaced with Christopher Plummer, just weeks before the movie's release, making reshoots necessary.

"Everyone did it for nothing", Scott told USA Today last month.

Despite much of the cast and crew - including his costar - agreeing to work for nearly nothing, Wahlberg was able to negotiate a fee of $1.5 million.

Williams, meanwhile, could be looking at her fifth Academy Award nod for her work in the film when the honorees are announced next week. "Because I appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort".

Burke, an activist from Harlem, launched the #MeToo movement a decade ago to aid underprivileged women of color affected by sexual abuse.

At around the same time, we're told Ridley flew to London to see Mark and convince him to do the reshoot.

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