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Mark Wahlberg reportedly demanded $1.5m before approving Christopher Plummer's casting

Mark Wahlberg reportedly demanded $1.5m before approving Christopher Plummer's casting

It now appears that the star was able to leverage his clout to hold up production and get his big payday, thanks to a clause in his contract that gave him approval over the casting of his co-stars in the film.

"What he said was, 'I will not approve Christopher Plummer unless you pay me.' And that's how he (expletive) them", the source said.

The film made headlines past year when Scott chose to re-shoot Kevin Spacey's scenes following allegations of sexual harassment against the actor. Another source said that Wahlberg's lawyer wrote a letter to financiers threatening that his client would not approve of Plummer in the role until he was paid.

A representative for Mark Wahlberg has been contacted for comment.

Around the same time, Scott flew to London to meet with Wahlberg about doing the reshoot.

Let's not forget, it was Williams who walked away from the film with a Golden Globe nomination.

USA Today reported that Wahlberg, a two-time Oscar nominee, and Williams are represented by the same company, William Morris Endeavor. On top of that, they were both filming in Europe for about the same number of days. At the same time, performers at this level negotiate their above-scale rates through their agents, ' said a SAG-AFTRA spokesperson. The rumored pay gap sparked backlash from several Hollywood stars like Jessica Chastain and Williams' close friend, Busy Phillips.

While Wahlberg reportedly played hardball with the movie's producers about the reshoots, Williams told USA Today that she appreciated the effort to make the changes to the movie so it would not be tainted by Spacey. His agency WME had no comment. He added: "They all came in free".

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She later stated that her source is '100 percent reliable'.

"I'd be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me", she said.

"Everyone did it for nothing", Scott told USA Today last month. Christopher had to get paid. I wouldn't do that...'

This new development offers a new wrinkle to the previous reporting about this exorbitant pay gap situation.

Plummer, who was brought in to replace Spacey, and the crew of the film were all fully compensated for their work on the reshoot. Meanwhile, Williams' was less than a thousand.

Williams said she brought Burke as her date so she could listen to her talk.

Burke, an activist from Harlem, launched the #MeToo movement a decade ago to aid underprivileged women of color affected by sexual abuse. But it wasn't just Williams who chose not to profit off the scandal.