There were plenty of highlights during the 2018 Critics’ Choice Awards (Gal Gadot’s acceptance speech, anyone?), but perhaps our favorite was when host Olivia Munn and actress Niecy Nash straight-up called out Mark Wahlberg for demanding more than a million dollars for 10 days of work on the All the Money in the World reshoots. The moment came when Munn and Nash gave a “toast” to all the “good guys” in Hollywood. Aka the men who treat their fellow human beings with the basic respect they deserve.
“I’d like to raise a glass to that studio executive who had me meet him in the studio conference room, instead of his actual hotel room…and I’d also like to thank that famous actor who didn’t treat me [like] crap after I said I didn’t want to have drinks with him after the show,” Munn said.
“Congratulations for doing what you’re supposed to do,” Nash added. “And here’s to that male casting director who didn’t ever say anything derogatory to me in an audition.”
LOL. And, of course, Twitter loved it.
The pointed critique comes after news broke that Michelle Williams was paid just under $1000 for reshoots for All The Money In The World while Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million. Essentially Williams made 1% of what her male costar made.
The New York Times reported that Williams agreed to do the reshoots for less than her standard fee due to her support for the filmmakers’ decision to replace Kevin Spacey in light of his sexual misconduct allegations.
Wahlberg nor his reps have commented publicly on the controversy.