Mark Wahlberg Is Great At Negotiating

Mark Wahlberg

 

As you might know, after it was found out that Kevin Spacey tried to bang a 14-year-old, Ridley Scott replaced him with Christopher Plummer in All The Money In The World and they had to do reshoots. Since they had to do reshoots, Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams had to come back. Then this happened.

Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million for reshooting his scenes in All the Money in the World, three people familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly about it tell USA TODAY, while Michelle Williams was paid an $80 per diem totaling less than $1,000.  That works out to Williams being paid less than 1% of her male co-star.

My god. This is just ANOTHER example of the gender wage gap in Hollywood where women are systematically oppressed by a patriarchal society. THIS IS AN EGREGIOUS GENDER PAY GAP oh wait:

“USA TODAY has since learned Wahlberg’s team actually negotiated a hefty fee, with the actor paid $1.5 million for his reshoots. Williams wasn’t told.”

This line was taken out of the original article this morning, because well, of course. Taking it out makes for better outrage. It appears Michelle Williams needs a new team. Or not, because in business, it’s widely know that if you negotiate a rate for yourself, you’re negotiating for all your co-workers as well. That’s just how business works. When you get a raise or bonus because you demanded it, then everybody gets a raise or bonus because that’s the fair thing to do. It happens all the time. Not sure why this doesn’t happen in Hollywood, which is also a business.  There’s also, you know, this (per USA Today):

I adore (Scott), worship him, would do anything for him,” Williams says. “I hated that this man’s time and expertise and gentlemanly-ness was going to be kind of for naught. So when I got the phone call about the change of plans I was thrilled. I was enlivened, it picked me up off the couch a little bit and got me excited.” She continued: “I said I’d be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me. And they could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted. Because I appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort.”

So basically, Mark Wahlberg thought his time was worth $1.5M and Michelle Williams thought her time wasn’t because she worships Ridley Scott. Good to know. I’m sure Scott will love to work with her again. But if I had any advice for Michelle Williams it would be that now the time has come for you to get up. The rest had you fed up but yo I won’t let up. On the rhythm and rhyme thats designed to make your behind move to what I’m inclined to pure hip hop no sell out. If you ain’t in it to win it then get the hell out.

 

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