Mark Wahlberg Donates $1.5 Million to Time's Up Fund
Following a week of controversy over the revelation that Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million for reshoots on "All the Money in the World" — while the star of the film, Michelle Williams, received less than $1,000 — Wahlberg has donated the money to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund.
People magazine reports Wahlberg released a statement, saying, "Over the last few days my reshoot fee for 'All the Money in the World' has become an important topic of conversation. I 100 percent support the fight for fair pay and I'm donating the $1.5 million to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund in Michelle Williams' name.”
His agency, WME, has donated an additional $500,000 to the fund.
Wahlberg, Williams and other cast members were asked to do last-second reshoots on the film after co-star Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct. Spacey's scenes were junked and were reshot with Oscar winner Christopher Plummer, who has received multiple award nominations for his fast work.
In a statement to People, Williams said, "Today isn't about me. My fellow actresses stood by me and stood up for me, my activist friends taught me to use my voice, and the most powerful men in charge, they listened and they acted. If we truly envision an equal world, it takes equal effort and sacrifice. Today is one of the most indelible days of my life because Mark Wahlberg, WME and a community of women and men who share in this accomplishment. Anthony Rapp, for all the shoulders you stood on, now we stand on yours."
Rapp, currently acting on "Star Trek: Discovery," was Spacey's first accuser.