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Williams praises Wahlberg for donating reshoot fee

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MICHELLE WILLIAMS and MARK WAHLBERG (Courtesy: IANS) MICHELLE WILLIAMS and MARK WAHLBERG (Courtesy: IANS)
MICHELLE WILLIAMS and MARK WAHLBERG (Courtesy: IANS)

Actress Michelle Williams has praised her co-star Mark Wahlberg for donating the reshoot fee he took for ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD for a cause.

Wahlberg donated his $1.5 million paycheck for the reshoots on their film to the Time's Up movement in her name.

Saying that she had one of the most indelible days of her life, Williams thanked the 46-year-old actor who stood by me and stood up for me, reports aceshowbiz.com.

On January 13, Wahlberg agreed to donate the fee he received for the reshoots on the movie to the anti-harassment movement, with their shared agency William Morris Endeavor (WME) donating an additional $500,000.

The move came in the wake of the backlash that sparked after it was revealed that Williams was paid just $80 per day when they returned to shoot key scenes again with actor Christopher Plummer, who stepped in to replace disgraced actor Kevin Spacey in the film.

Williams insisted the action was not about her, but a stand for equality.

She also sent her support to Anthony Rapp, whose accusations of inappropriate sexual behaviour against Spacey led to the actor being fired from the project.

When Wahlberg made the donation, he said he is supporting fair pay and admitted the discrepancy was an important topic.

He said: "Over the last few days my reshoot fee for ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD has become an important topic of conversation. I 100 per cent 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."

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