Mark Wahlberg has finally opened up on his decision to donate his salary from the All the Money in the World reshoots to Time's Up.
Last month, the 46-year-old versatile actor donated his $1.5 million of earnings to the organization's legal defense fund shortly after the revelation that his co-star Michelle Williams volunteered to give up her reshoot salary following the decision of director Ridley Scott to recast the role of J. Paul Getty.
Mark Wahlberg Gushed on His Decision to Donate His Salary to Time's Up
Scott reshot all of Kevin Spacey's scenes with Christopher Plummer in the role instead, recruiting Mark and Michelle for the nine-day shoot.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight's Kevin Frazier earlier this month, Mark said,
It didn’t take much to make the decision. It was just the right thing to do, you know? And Michelle is a fantastic actress.
He further added,
It's not me who decides who gets paid what. Your value's based on what the marketplace dictates, and with that particular situation, it was very awkward.
It was like, you know what, we'll donate that and they need the rest of the money that I got paid to do it too, because I -- like everybody else -- did the movie to make the movie with Ridley Scott. I took a substantial pay cut.
Mark donated his salary to Time's Up's legal defense fund in Michelle's name, telling in a statement that he "100 percent supports the fight for fair pay." His agency, WME, donated an additional $500,000.
Michelle said in a statement,
Today isn’t about me. My fellow actresses stood by me and stood up for me, my activist friends taught me to use my voice, and the most powerful men in charge, they listened and they acted. If we truly envision an equal world, it takes equal effort and sacrifice.
Today is one of the most indelible days of my life because of Mark Wahlberg, WME and a community of women and men who share in this accomplishment. Anthony Rapp, for all the shoulders you stood on, now we stand on yours,