Mark Wahlberg managed to score a sweet $1 million-plus bonus when Christopher Plummer was chosen to reshoot Kevin Spacey’s “All the Money in the World” scenes.
Wahlberg had co-star approval written into his contract and refused to approve Plummer until he was handsomely compensated, USA Today has learned.
A source told the publication, “what he said was, ‘I will not approve Christopher Plummer unless you pay me.’ And that’s how he (expletive) them.” A second source added that Wahlberg’s lawyer vetoed the Oscar winner in a letter to financiers.
Actors’ union SAG-AFTRA released a statement to ET Canada addressing the pay gap between the two stars:
“We are unambiguously in favor of pay equity between men and women in this industry and support every action to move in this direction. At the same time, performers at this level negotiate their above-scale rates through their agents. As it relates to this matter, you should talk to their representatives.”
Actress Olivia Munn poked fun at Wahlberg’s financial demands while hosting Thursday’s Critics’ Choice Awards.
The actor was recently scrutinized over the pay gap between Wahlberg and his “All the Money in the World” co-star Michelle Williams.