AFTRA investigating Michelle Williams pay disparity claims

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In August, Forbes named Wahlberg the highest-paid actor of the year, calculating his pretax and prefee earnings at $68 million.

A pay gap scandal has erupted over the "All the Money in the World" reshoots.

Jessica Chastain, an outspoken advocate of gender parity for Hollywood salaries, wrote in support of Williams, "She has been in the industry for 20 yrs".

Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg in a still from the movie All the Money in the World.

The pay gap, which was first reported by the Washington Post back in November, has got people all riled up, including producer Judd Apatow who said it was "so messed up that it is nearly hard to believe".

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Both Wahlberg and Williams are represented by the William Morris Endeavor agency, though USA Today noted Wahlberg's team negotiated the $1.5 million for the reshoots. Wahlberg's team of agents includes Ari Emanuel, the co-chief executive officer of the agency; Williams and Scott are represented by other agents. The pay gap has been the subject of particularly intense attention in Hollywood since 2014, when a major hack of emails from Sony made clear that Jennifer Lawrence had been paid less than her male co-stars in "American Hustle".

Another Hollywood insider says Wahlberg's lawyer formally vetoed the Oscar victor in a letter to financiers until his demand for additional payment was met. They also said he wouldn't be part of the reshoots unless he got $1.5 million.

The reshoot - prompted by the removal of Kevin Spacey from the film following sexual misconduct allegations - cost a total of $10 million, but director Ridley Scott told the newspaper in December that "everyone did it for nothing".

The second reason Williams walked away with what amounted to almost $80 a day for reshoots is that, because Wahlberg's contract didn't necessitate reshoots, he was able to renegotiate his pay for them. "It's just been up and down, up and down, and has meant that I've worked every day for the last two months", she explained. A source close to production says Sony was not involved in talent pay negotiations. USA TODAY also reached out to reps for Plummer and co-star Michelle Williams. "Because I appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort". "I had to break the news to my family and tell them I wasn't going be home (for Thanksgiving) and make alternate arrangements for them", she told Vulture.

Commenting on the reshoots of the Drama/Mystery - All the Money in the World - Ridley Scott had earlier claimed that the actors happily did the re-shoots. She even declined to be paid an additional salary.