Wahlberg’s fee accounts for 15% of the cost of replacing Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer in the historical drama.
Reshooting sections of a movie is always expensive, but that was especially true for All the Money in the World. After sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey surfaced in early November, director Ridley Scott elected to reshoot Spacey’s scenes in the historical drama, with Christopher Plummer taking over the role of mogul J. Paul Getty.
The reshoots, which took place in late November, reportedly cost $10 million, and in December Scott told USA Today that the budget was “expensive but not as expensive as you think” because “everyone did it for nothing.” While Plummer and the crew got paid, Scott refused payment, he said at the time, and so did star Michelle Williams.
“I said I’d be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me,” she told USA Today in December. “And they could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted. Because I appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort.”
It turns out that Williams, who plays the lead character in the film, actually did get paid for the reshoots — a nominal fee of a little less than $1,000, about $80 per day. Meanwhile, supporting actor Mark Wahlberg, who’s made no such statement regarding the reshoot or his fee, received a payout that eclipsed Williams’s by a factor of 1,500.
On January 9, USA Today reported that Wahlberg earned $1.5 million for the reshoot, which constitutes 15 percent of the reshoot budget. That means Williams made less than 0.1 percent of Wahlberg’s salary for the reshoot.