Mark Wahlberg Refused to Approve Kevin Spacey's Replacement Unless He Got Paid

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Since then, reports have emerged that Mark Wahlberg was paid as much as 1,500 times more money than Michelle Williams to reshoot scenes for the drama, with Wahlberg's final pay check coming to $1.5 million while Williams was paid was paid an $80 per diem, which came to less than $1,000.

In contrast, director Ridley Scott had previously claimed that both stars had offered their returning services for free - although it is claimed that he was not aware of the huge pay disparity that existed behind the scenes.

Despite having already agreed to reshoots along with the rest of the cast after Christopher Plummer was hired to replace Kevin Spacey, the star of Ted went back to negotiate.

'What (Wahlberg) said was, "I will not approve Christopher Plummer unless you pay me.'" And that's how he (expletive) them, ' says one person who spoke to the publication under the condition of anonymity.

Another source said that Wahlberg's lawyer formally vetoed Plummer's casting until the financiers met the actor's demand for additional payment.

USA Today published a report on Thursday, January 11, saying that the actor - who had costar approval in his contract - wouldn't approve the change when Spacey was removed from the movie after several men came forward accusing him of sexual misconduct.

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"I do want to say thank you to the producers for paying Niecy and I the same amount of money and Mark Wahlberg $1 million", Munn said. This source claimed both actors' contracts included reshoots and they filmed almost the same number of days.

"I said I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me", Williams told USA Today. "She deserves more than 1% of her male costar's salary", Chastain added.

According to The Washington Post, Wahlberg, the highest paid actor of the year, "along with manager Stephen Levinson and agency WME, have a reputation in Hollywood for driving a tough bargain". "And they could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted", Williams said.

Williams and Wahlberg are both represented by Williams Morris Endeavor, and some critics have accused the talent agency of failing to inform the Oscar-nominated actress of her co-start's lucrative arrangement.

"I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me", she said. "I wonder if the studio or Wahlberg will do something to make the situation less insane", he wrote.

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