Mark Wahlberg to donate extra $1.5 mil to Time's Up in Michelle Williams' name

Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams.
Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams. Photo credit: File

In the wake of a pay discrepancy which rocked Hollywood, Mark Wahlberg has announced he will donate in Michelle Williams' name the US$1.5 million (NZ$2.07 million) he received for All The Money In The World reshoots.

The donation is being made to #TimesUp, the legal fund for sexual abuse and harassment victims that was established late last year.

The kidnapping drama directed by Ridley Scott was hastily reshot in November after a series of sexual misconduct allegations were made public against Kevin Spacey, who previously starred in the drama as billionaire J. Paul Getty.

Michelle Williams was reportedly paid just $US80 ($NZ110) per day to reshoot scenes, whereas her male co-star Mark Wahlberg reportedly got paid $200,000 ($NZ278,000) per day.

Now Wahlberg is taking a stand, despite reports his people insisted the actor "doesn't work for free".

"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 $1.5 million to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund in Michelle Williams' name," Wahlberg said in a statement, Deadline reports.

His production company WME also donated an additional half a million to the cause, "in recognition of the pay discrepancy".

"The current conversation is a reminder that those of us in a position of influence have a responsibility to challenge inequities, including the gender wage gap. In recognition of the pay discrepancy on All The Money In The World reshoots, WME is donating an additional $500,000 to the Time's Up Legal Defence Fund in Michelle Williams' name, following our $1 million pledge to the organization earlier this month," WME announced in a statement.

"It's crucial that this conversation continues within our community and we are committed to being part of the solution."

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