Mark Wahlberg and Agency Will Donate $2 Million to Time’s Up After Outcry Over Pay

Mark Wahlberg and Agency Will Donate $2 Million to Time’s Up After Outcry Over Pay

2018-01-14 03:05:11

In a statement late Saturday, Ms. Williams gave credit to Mr. Wahlberg, William Morris Endeavor and many others for making the day “one of the most indelible” of her life.

“Today isn’t about me,” she said. “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.”

She continued: “If we truly envision an equal world, it takes equal effort and sacrifice.”

Scenes from the movie, directed by Ridley Scott, had to be reshot after Imperative Entertainment, which financed the movie, removed the actor Kevin Spacey, who was accused by several men of making unwanted sexual advances, from the finished film.

Christopher Plummer replaced Mr. Spacey, and Mr. Scott reassembled the cast in London to reshoot the scenes with a budget of $10 million.

The film is about the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III and his grandfather’s refusal to pay a $17 million ransom.

Fellow actors expressed outrage at the pay disparity when it came to light.

“She has been in the industry for 20 yrs,” Jessica Chastain tweeted. “She deserves more than 1% of her male costar’s salary.”

On Saturday, actors expressed their support for Mr. Wahlberg’s decision. Mark Ruffalo tweeted that the donation was “classy.”

Octavia Spencer also praised Mr. Wahlberg, calling the donation a “good thing to do.”

Melissa Silverstein, the founder of Women and Hollywood, a group that fights for pay equity in Hollywood, tweeted: “The lesson here is that pressure for equal pay works.”

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