After public outcry over the pay gap between him and co-star Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg is donating $2 million to the #TimeUp movement.
Via USA Today:
In the wake of a public outcry over the Hollywood pay gap, Mark Wahlberg and his agency William Morris Endeavor said Saturday morning they are committing $2 million to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, in recognition of the pay discrepancy during the reshoots for All the Money in the World. Wahlberg has pledged his $1.5 million fee and WME has donated $500,000. Both donations will be made in Michelle Williams’ name.
Williams, has released a statement via her rep regarding Wahlberg’s announcement.
“Today isn’t about me,” she said in a statement. “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.”
Wahlberg received $1.5 million for reshooting his scenes in “All the Money in the World,” while Williams received less than $1,000, a report said Tuesday.