Marky Mark May Have Made 1,500 Times More Than Michelle Williams For “All The Money In The World” Reshoots
When All The Money In The World director Ridley Scott got scared that Kevin Spacey’s alleged boy molestin’ paws would infect his movie and ruin its chances of being seen outside of a NAMBLA Film Festival event honoring Kevin he recast the role of J. Paul Getty with Christopher Plummer. So because Christopher Plummer replaced Kevin Spacey six weeks before the movie’s release, Ridley had to do code red emergency reshoots. The movie’s actors, including Michelle Williams and Marky Mark, flew to Europe to redo the 22 scenes that Kevin was in. Ridley said in December that he did the reshoots for free, Michelle Williams did it for free and the rest of the cast did it for nothing too. The only ones who got paid were the crew. Well, just call him RidLIE Scott from now on, because he may have lied to all of our faces. That’s the worst thing Ridley’s done since The Counselor (and I say that as someone who loved it thanks to Cameron Diaz fucking a car).
The Washington Post reported in November that Michelle, Christopher Plummer and other actors agreed to do the reshoots for little money, but Marky Mark refused to do it for dust and his manager Stephen Levinson and agency WME got him $2 million for just 10 days of reshooting. USA Today came out with a story last night saying that Marky got less than $2 million, but not much less. Their sources say that Marky took in $1.5 million while Michelle got an $80 per day per diem, which worked out to under $1,000. The sources say Michelle didn’t know Marky was getting that much. WME currently represents Michelle Williams too, and I say “currently,” because she may go shopping for a new agent after learning about this.
Both The Washington Post and USA Today say that reshoots cost about $10 million total.
Reps for Ridley, Michelle, Marky and the production companies behind ATMITW didn’t have shit to say about this. But back when she was selling the movie, Michelle told USA Today that she offered to give up her money to do the reshoots:
“I said I’d be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me. And they could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted. Because I appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort.”
The argument in defense of Marky Mark (that has to be the grossest thing I’ve typed in a while) is that $1.5 million is practically $1,000 to him since it’s reported that his net worth is $225 million and Forbes says he made $68 million in 12 months alone. Marky’s movies have also grossed almost $6 billion worldwide.
That argument might make sense to me if Marky was the main draw of All The Money In The World and it was an action or Transformers movie. Or was it? I saw ATMITW and rolled my eyes to and fro every time Marky was onscreen, so I may have missed the part where the payphone in J. Paul Getty’s mansion turned into a Transformer, flew to Italy and killed the kidnappers. I mean, who in the hell saw ATMITW for Marky Mark? Marky was the worst part of the movie, and I’m surprised that the kidnappers didn’t give up J. Paul Getty’s grandson for free just so they wouldn’t have to listen to his whiny little boy voice anymore.
The one who should’ve gotten that $1.5 million is Christopher Plummer for saving the movie (although, I use the word “saving” loosely since it hasn’t exactly been a box office hit). In fact, Christopher should’ve put on a muscle suit, slouched down a few inches and done a whiny Beaver Cleaver voice to play Marky’s role. And now I really want to see a Plummer-fied reboot of All The Money In The World starring Christopher Plummer in all the roles. All The Plummers In The World.