The reshoot - prompted by the removal of Kevin Spacey from the film following sexual misconduct allegations - cost a total of $10 million, but director Ridley Scott told the newspaper in December that "everyone did it for nothing". Williams, who has been heralded as a blinding talent for her portrayals in films such as Blue Valentine, My Week With Marilyn and Manchester By The Sea. "I wonder if the studio or Wahlberg will do something to make the situation less insane".
According to the New York Times and TMZ, Wahlberg told Scott he'd do the reshoots though he didn't talk about money with the director. (Williams is represented at William Morris Endeavor by Brent Morley.) Wahlberg was already not thrilled to have worked for roughly 80 percent less than his standard fee, the people said, especially since overseas distributors were using his box office track record to promote the film. And it involves the reshoots made necessary by the attempt to release the movie with a clear conscience.
"We're told the financing guys had no choice and agreed to pay", TMZ reported. Her male counterpart, Mark Wahlberg, received the same per diem - plus $1.5 million. Williams' contract had such a requirement.
The disclosure of specific salary details also came just after Sunday's Golden Globes, which was a showcase for Time's Up, a new initiative to end sexual harassment and gender inequality in Hollywood and other industries.
"I thought I would have to raise my daughter to learn how to protect herself in a unsafe world and I think because of the work Tarana has done and the work I am learning how to do, we actually have the opportunity to hand our children a different world", Williams told Ryan Seacrest during a red carpet interview.
The Washington Post reported in November the pay disparity for the reshoot and noted that "Wahlberg, along with manager Stephen Levinson and agency WME, have a reputation in Hollywood for driving a tough bargain". "It's just been such a odd saga of highs and lows and ups and downs", continued the actress, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for the film.
If Scott and Williams were working on flat deals that pay the same even if a shoot goes longer than expected, their unions - the DGA and SAG-AFTRA - probably wouldn't be able to claim a contract violation.