Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5M to Michelle Williams' $800

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Mark Wahlberg's big pay bump over costar Michelle Williams for "All the Money in the World" reshoots was explained by two sources who said the actor took advantage of a costar approval clause in his contract, USA Today reported.

Wahlberg refused to approve Christopher Plummer as a replacement for Kevin Spacey until he was paid over a million dollars, USA Today reported on Thursday.

"What he said was, 'I will not approve Christopher Plummer unless you pay me.' And that's how he (expletive) them", a source close to the situation told USA Today.

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.

But the Oscar victor would not be allowed to step into the role until Wahlberg got his way, with the latter's lawyer writing a letter to financiers demanding the payment for his work over the Thanksgiving holiday.

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And while Wahlberg was reportedly paid well for his time, his co-star Michelle Williams was reportedly paid less than $1,000 for the film's re-shot scenes.

Representatives for Wahlberg, Williams, WME, Sony, Imperative Entertainment and Scott did not respond to USA TODAY's requests for comment. Spacey was set to star in the movie alongside Williams and Wahlberg, but after a series of disturbing sexual assault allegations were made against him-and after he failed to take full responsibility for his own actions-Scott underwent an impressive reshooting process in order to ensure that the movie would be able to keep its original release date. That works out to Williams being paid less than one-tenth of 1% of her male co-star. This source claimed both actors' contracts included reshoots and they filmed almost the same number of days.

Wahlberg and Williams are both represented by WME. And they could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted.

But according to TMZ sources, the glaring disparity in Williams and Wahlberg's payouts came down to their individual contracts: Williams' contract reportedly required her to do reshoots, as needed, as part of her overall salary, whereas Wahlberg's did not have such a clause.

Williams and Plummer were both nominated for Golden Globes for their performances, and are presumed shoe-ins for Oscar nominations. "Because I appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort".

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