Entertainment Wahlberg donates reshoots pay to Time's Up

11:28  14 january  2018
11:28  14 january  2018 Source:   Sky News

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Following an outcry over a significant disparity in pay between co-stars, Mark Wahlberg agreed Saturday to donate the .5 million he earned for reshoots for "All the Money in the World" to the sexual misconduct defense initiative Time ' s Up .

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Mark Wahlberg will donate the $1.5m (£1m) he made for reshoots of Ridley Scott's All The Money In The World to the anti-sexual harassment campaign Time's Up. 

The actor decided to donate his pay after reports emerged that co-star Michelle Williams had been paid less than $1,000 (£728) for the same reshoots, which were called after director Scott decided to replace Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against the House Of Cards star.

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Mark Wahlberg has agreed to donate his more than one million pound fee for the All The Money In The World reshoots to the Time ’ s Up campaign. In a statement to the Associated Press Wahlberg said: “I 100% support the fight for fair pay .” Talent agency William Morris Endeavor, who represent both

In a statement, Wahlberg said: ‘Over the last few days my reshoot fee for All The Money In The World has become an important topic of conversation. ‘I 100% support the fight for fair pay and I’m donating the .5 million to the Time ’ s Up Legal Defense Fund in Michelle Williams’ name.’

Mark Wahlberg © Getty Mark Wahlberg

Plummer and Williams were nominated for Golden Globes for their performances.

Wahlberg said: "Over the last few days my re-shoot fee for All the Money in the World has become an important topic of conversation.

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"I 100% support the fight for fair pay and I'm donating the $1.5m to the Time's Up Legal Defence Fund in Michelle Williams' name."

His donation was welcomed by other Hollywood figures on social media, with Mark Ruffalo hailing it as a "classy and admirable move" and Eva Longoria tweeting: "Yes yes yes! Thank you @mark_wahlberg for not only supporting @TIMESUPNW but supporting fair pay for women!"

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 18: Mark Wahlberg (L) and Michelle Williams attend the premiere of Sony Pictures Entertainment's © Getty BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 18: Mark Wahlberg (L) and Michelle Williams attend the premiere of Sony Pictures Entertainment's "All The Money In The World" at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on December 18, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Another $500,000 (£364,000) will be donated to Time's Up by talent agency William Morris Endeavor, which represents Williams and Wahlberg.

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Along with Wahlberg 's donation , the actor's agency, WME, will also be making a donation to the Time ' s Up fund in Williams' name. "In recognition of the pay discrepancy on All the Money in the World reshoots , WME is donating an additional 0

Following an outcry over a significant disparity in pay between co-stars, Mark Wahlberg has agreed to donate the US.5mil (RM6mil) he earned for reshoots for All the Money in the World to the sexual misconduct defence initiative Time ’ s Up .

"We are committed to being part of the solution," it said in a statement.

Time's Up was launched by hundreds of leading Hollywood women on New Year's Day to address "the systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace that have kept underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential".

Michelle Williams © Getty Michelle Williams

It also aims to generate a fund to provide legal support to people who have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.

It followed the #MeToo movement, which encouraged victims to speak out in the wake of the Weinstein scandal - and took the 75th annual Golden Globes awards ceremony by storm last week. 

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All the Money in the World .
Ridley Scott's take on the kidnapping of J. Paul Getty's teenage grandson John Paul III hit the headlines way before the start of its promotional campaign thanks to the sexual misconduct scandal that engulfed its star Kevin Spacey. Scott's quick decision to cut Spacey out of the near-finished film and replace him with Christopher Plummer in the role of Getty ensured his film ended the year as one of the most talked about and highly anticipated. The 80-year-filmmaker worked with a nimbleness not seen in directors half his age, reshooting 22 scenes in nine days, at a cost of £7 million, in locations across three countries. He delivered the refinished film in five weeks, still making it in time for a qualifying screening for the Golden Globes. Astonishingly none of that is apparent in the finished film, which with Plummer onboard for a mesmerising turn as the billionaire oil magnate, delivers an absorbing, fascinating story of the ruthless oil baron's greed and obsession with money. Based on John Pearson's 1995 book Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty, All the Money in the World stars Michelle Williams as Abigail Harris the mother of 16-year-old John Paul (Charlie Plummer), who is abducted on the streets of Rome by the Calabrian Mob on 10 July 1973.

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