It was depressing enough that most of the film's cast and crew worked for nothing during Thanksgiving week because former star Kevin Spacey assaulted and harassed many, many young boys (Michelle Williams took $80 per diem), but Wahlberg's greedy stand-off is beyond reprehensible. Another source said that Wahlberg's lawyer wrote a letter to financiers threatening that his client would not approve of Plummer in the role until he was paid.
A person "familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly about it" talked to USA Today, saying, "What [Wahlberg] said was, 'I will not approve Christopher Plummer unless you pay me.' And that's how he (expletive) them", effectively stalling production until his financial requests were met. Several sources came forward to reveal to USA Today, who broke the original story on the actors' dramatic pay gap, that Wahlberg, who built in "co-star approval" into his contract, would not endorse Spacey replacement Christopher Plummer unless he was paid over a million dollars.
Williams and Plummer were both nominated for Golden Globes for their performances, and are presumed shoe-ins for Oscar nominations.
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But according to TMZ sources, the glaring disparity in Williams and Wahlberg's payouts came down to their individual contracts: Williams' contract reportedly required her to do reshoots, as needed, as part of her overall salary, whereas Wahlberg's did not have such a clause. That works out to Williams being paid less than one-tenth of 1% of her male co-star.
Neither star has commented on this latest development. His agency WME had no comment. Williams had reportedly not been told by her agency WME, who also represent Wahlberg, about the actor's fee.
"Everyone did it for nothing", Scott told USA Today last month.