Actor Mark Wahlberg is doing the unfathomable. He’s addressing two main points impacting ladies globally: sexual harassment and the pay hole. Days after it was reported that his All The Money In The World costar, Michelle Williams, was paid peanuts ($1000) compared to his wage ($1.5 million) to reshoot scenes, he’s determined to make a big charitable gesture.
The star pledged to donate $1.5 million to the #TimesUp authorized fund in Williams’ identify, in line with Deadline.
In a press release, Wahlberg stated, “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.”
After information of sexual assault allegations towards Kevin Spacey surfaced final yr, director Ridley Scott made the unprecedented choice: to expunge Spacey from his newest movie, All The Money In The World,and recast him ASAP.
At the time, Scott’s choice to reshoot the scenes with the movie’s stars was well-received. Though, after information of Williams’ meager payout as compared with Wahlberg made headlines earlier this week, followers have been incensed. Ridley’s choice to recast Spacey was considerably undermined by one other main challenge plaguing Hollywood: the pay hole.
In gentle of #MeToo, #TimesUp, and different points impacting ladies, minorities, and the LGBTQ neighborhood working in Hollywood, many have seen that Hollywood’s male populous has been overwhelmingly mum.
While Wahlberg’s donation is a step in the correct path, how fantastic it will’ve been had the 2 stars been paid equally and Wahlberg donated to #TimesUp in his personal identify, just because it was the correct factor to do.
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