Mark Wahlberg Donates All The Money In the World Salary to #TimesUp
Posted 2018/01/14 0 0
All the Money in the World actor Mark Wahlberg and his agency have donated $2 million to the #TimesUp legal fund in Michelle Williams’ name.
Mark Wahlberg has announced that he will donate in Michelle Williams’ name the $1.5 million in money he received for All The Money In The World reshoots. The donation is being made to #TimesUp, the legal fund for sexual abuse and harassment victims that was established late last year. Williams has issued a statement to Deadline responding to the donation:
“Today isn’t about me. My fellow actresses stood by me and stood up for me, my activist friends taught me to use my voice, and the most powerful men in charge, they listened and they acted. If we truly envision an equal world, it takes equal effort and sacrifice. Today is one of the most indelible days of my life because of Mark Wahlberg, WME and a community of women and men who share in this accomplishment. Anthony Rapp, for all the shoulders you stood on, now we stand on yours.”
Walberg became the centre of controversy when it was revealed last year that his co-star, Michelle Williams, earned only $1000 for reshooting the movie's scenes. The 10-day reshoot was required when director Ridley Scott decided to replace the actor who played Getty's grandfather, billionaire oilman J Paul Getty. Scenes with Kevin Spacey, the subject of multiple abuse allegations, as the elder Getty were edited out, and replaced by scenes featuring Christopher Plumber in the role.
As bad as things already were for Wahlberg, they got even worse upon reports that he refused to sign off on Christopher Plummer replacing Spacey in All the Money in the World until he got his $1.5 million. After the public learned of this cynical business move, Wahlberg arguably had no choice but to make things right. Wahlberg has now made the proper financial gesture and no doubt hopes the controversy will go away. William Morris Endeavor, the talent agency that represents both Wahlberg and Williams, said it will also donate $500,000 to the fund.