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

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

Producers for the movie decided on last-second reshoots in November, replacing Academy Award-winner Kevin Spacey with fellow Oscar victor Christopher Plummer after Hollywood's sexual harassment and assault scandal consumed Spacey, the newspaper stated.

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. But according to USA Today, Wahlberg had a clause in his contract that gave him the ability to approve co-stars.

A different insider divulged Mark's lawyer actually went so far as to formally veto Plummer's appearance in a letter to the movie's financiers to push the demand for the pay bump.

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

Mark Walhberg did not return Fox News' request for comment.

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Although Wahlberg is yet to respond to the latest reports, they come after it was reported that Michelle Williams was paid less than $1,000 (£730) for the reshoot. "She's a brilliant Oscar nominated, Golden Globe winning actress". The rumored pay gap sparked backlash from several Hollywood stars like Jessica Chastain and Williams' close friend, Busy Phillips.

Williams was reportedly unaware that Wahlberg was not working for free when the reshoot began, but her agents at William Morris Endeavour were well aware of his payday as they also represent both Wahlberg and Scott.

A spokesperson for SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) has said that if Williams was paid the minimum amount that she could be paid, they wouldn't be able to do anything about it, as Wahlberg had neogtiated his above-scale rate. He added: "They all came in free".

"I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me", she said.

'I'm so much more interested in what you have to say than what I have to say, ' Williams told reporters about her date on the red carpet.

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