Michelle Williams felt "paralyzed" after learning co-star Mark Wahlberg was paid more than her
Michelle Williams is opening up about the pay disparity she experienced while working with Mark Wahlberg on All the Money in the World. The four-time Oscar nominee spoke on Capitol Hill Tuesday, April 2nd while advocating for House Democratic legislation that would close the gender pay gap. Williams joined Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other members of the Democratic Women’s Caucus to mark Equal Pay Day as she recounted discovering Wahlberg had made $1.5 million compared to her paycheck of less than $1,000 for reshoots on the Ridley Scott film.
“In late 2017, the news broke that I’d been paid less than $1,000 compared to the $1.5 million that my male counterpart had received for the exact same amount of work,” she continued. “And guess what? No one cared. This came as no surprise to me, it simply reinforced my life-learned belief that equality is not an inalienable right and that women would always be working just as hard for less money while shouldering more responsibility at home.”