2. Michelle Williams — All the Money in the World
One of the most famous examples in recent years of an actress making less than her male co-star was Michelle Williams in Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World.
The movie famously had to be partially reshot in order to replace Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer. According to The USA Today, Mark Wahlberg earned $1.5 million for these reshoots. But Williams only made $1,000. The outrage over this disparity was so intense that Wahlberg ended up donating the $1.5 million to Time’s Up.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, outside of the reshoots, Wahlberg’s salary on the movie itself was also larger; he made $5 million, whereas Williams made $625,000. This is despite the fact that Williams is a four-time Oscar nominee and plays the movie’s main character.
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