note Wahlberg Is Donating That $1.5 Million Reshoot Money To The Time’s Up Initiative
In November, after sexual assault allegations came out against the film’s original lead Kevin Spacey, it was announced that scenes would be reshot to replace Spacey with Christopher Plummer.
Despite much of the cast and crew — including his costar — agreeing to work for nearly nothing, Wahlberg was able to negotiate a fee of $1.5 million.
Williams, meanwhile, agreed to work for a per diem of $80, previously telling USA nowadays, “I said I’d be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me. And they could beget my salary, they could beget my holiday, whatever they wanted. Because I appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort.”
The Time’s Up initiative was started by more than 300 women in the entertainment industry earlier this month to fight systemic sexual harassment in workplaces across the country.
Wahlberg’s agency, WME, which also represents Williams, will donate an additional $500,000 to the group.
“The current conversation is a reminder that those of us in a position of influence beget a responsibility to challenge inequities, including the gender wage gap,” a spokesperson for WME said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.
News of the donations was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.
A spokesperson for Williams did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Williams also made special note of Rapp, who came forward with his allegations approximately Spacey.
“Anthony Rapp, for every the shoulders you stood on, now we stand on yours,” she said in the statement.