Michelle Williams Was Paid 8 Times Less Than Marky Mark, And Tracee Ellis Ross Is Also Getting Paid A Lot Less Than Her Male Co-Star
The ink hasn’t even dried on the thank you note Mark Wahlberg sent to his crisis publicist for coming up with the idea to give Time’s Up his $1.5 million fee for reshooting All the Money In The World, and there’s now another pay scandal involving him and his co-star Michelle Williams.
The Hollywood Reporter says the Time’s Up initiative has done more than just shine a light on how many pervs there are in Hollywood. It’s also quickly snatching wigs off the Tinseltown “Don’t ask, don’t tell” standard of salaries, much to the chagrin of Mark. Not only was Marky Mark quietly getting $1.5 million to return to do those reshoots, he was already making $5 million for the whole film as compared to Michelle’s $625k, despite them both having the same amount of screen time. I guess the studio has a thing for Calvin Klein models and wasn’t too much of a fan of Dawson’s Creek?
Michelle isn’t the only actress in Hollywood facing a salary battle. Tracee Ellis Ross gets paid waaaaay less than her Black-ish co-star Anthony Anderson, which leads me to believe the accounting department at ABC must huff paint since don’t they REALIZE they are dealing with the offspring of Motown ROYALTY?! Tracee should just send in Mama Diana Ross in to do her dirty work, but instead, she’s playing hardball in season five contract negotiations. Sources say that if she isn’t brought up to the same salary bracket as Anthony, she might choose to appear in fewer episodes so that she can guest star on other shows and make more money. Another source says that Tracee will get a raise, but probably not up to Anthony’s level since he’s been attached to Black-ish from the beginning and is an executive producer.
If I were Tracee, I’d just read Ellen Pompeo’s profile from earlier this week and then nail it to the door of the ABC C-suite with a Post-It that reads, “What she said.”