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Mark Wahlberg donates $1.5m fee to Time's Up

Wahlberg has donated his $1.5 million fee for 'All The Money In The World' reshoots to the Time's Up movement.

FILE: US actor Mark Wahlberg. Picture: AFP

NEW YORK – Mark Wahlberg has donated his $1.5 million fee for All The Money In The World reshoots to the Time's Up movement after he was paid the hefty amount to re-film scenes for movie following the allegations made against Kevin Spacey.

The 46-year-old actor was paid the hefty amount to re-film scenes for the Ridley Scott-directed movie - compared to the $1,000 Michelle Williams was paid to reshoot after its leading actor Kevin Spacey was accused of making sexual advances towards actor Anthony Rapp.

Spacey was booted from the movie and replaced by Christopher Plummer, causing a number of reshoots to take place over the Thanksgiving week last year.

And now it has been confirmed that Wahlberg has handed over his entire fee to support the cause.

Lawyer Nina Shaw, who is heavily involved in Time's Up, told a panel at SWSX: "Yes, Mark has written that cheque. Men often get paid more, not because they're better actors, but they're in stories where they drive the narrative. The reason they drive the narrative is they're in stories that are picked by men."

Wahlberg had previously vowed to donate his fee to the Time's Up movement in Williams' name.

He had said at the time: "Over the last few days my reshoot fee for All The Money in the World has become an important topic of conversation. I 100% support the fight for fair pay and I'm donating the $1.5 million to the Time's Up Legal Fund in Michelle Williams' name."

Wahlberg admitted the pay gap on All the Money in the World was "very awkward".

He said: "It didn't take much to make the decision [to donate the money]. It was just the right thing to do, you know? And Michelle is a fantastic actress. 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."

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