In one the of the controversies regarding the gender pay disparity in Hollywood, actor Mark Wahlberg has now decided to donate 1.5 million dollars in name of Michelle Williams. Michelle Williams revelation shocked Hollywood, when she brought into light the case of pay gap. Director Ridley Scott had to reshoot a portion of his film ‘All the money in the world’ after Kevin Spacey got fired following the sexual harassment allegations imposed on him. Later, the actress revealed that she was paid $80 per day and on the other hand her co star Mark Wahlberg was paid 1.5 million for the reshoots.
The actress opened up about the discrimination and it shocked everyone. Although, this is not the only case of gender pay disparity that Hollywood has witnessed, last year in December 2017, a post from a website revealed that Catt Sadler was paid half of what Jason Kennedy was earning from the same film. In the same year, co actors Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher who starred in No strings attached came together for an interview where the actress revealed that she has experienced gender pay gap as Ashton was paid times more than her in the film.
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The aftermath of the incident has made Mark Wahlberg announce a donation of 1.5 million to Time’s up legal defense fund. On 14 January, the actor tweeted “Over the last few days my reshoot fee for ‘All the Money in the World’ has become an important topic of conversation,I 100 percent support the fight for fair pay and I’m donating the $1.5 million to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund in Michelle Williams’ name.”
— Mark Wahlberg (@mark_wahlberg) January 13, 2018
Other actors from the industry have reacted to the news; they took to Twitter to speak against the gender pay gap.
This is so messed up that it is almost hard to believe. Almost. This is how this business works. I wonder if the studio or Wahlberg will do something to make the situation less insane. https://t.co/RsunBlOeCk
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) January 10, 2018
Please go see Michelle’s performance in All The Money in The World. She’s a brilliant Oscar nominated Golden Globe winning actress. She has been in the industry for 20 yrs. She deserves more than 1% of her male costar’ s salary. https://t.co/HIniew6lf7
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) January 10, 2018
Co actors Christopher Plummer and Michelle Williams were nominated for the prestigious Golden Globes award for their performances.