Actor Mark Wahlberg has announced that he will be donating $1.5 million to the Times Up movement under the name of actress Michelle Williams.
The move comes after it was revealed he would receive the money for his reshoots for All The Money In The World while co-star Williams, who takes the main role, would only be receiving a substantially shorter paycheque for her reshoots.
This highlighted an ever-growing issue about equality and gender pay-gaps in the workplace.
Wahlberg’s donation to the #TimesUp movement is for a legal fund for sexual abuse and harassment victims which was established late last year.
Furthermore, WME, who represent Wahlberg, Williams and All The Money In The World director Ridley Scott has also pledged $500,000 in a donation to #TimesUp.
In press statement, reported by Deadline, Wahlberg 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% support the fight for fair pay and I’m donating the $1.5 million to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund in Michelle Williams’ name.
Ridley Scott reshot segments of All The Money In The World over Thanksgiving weekend with Christopher Plummer who replaced disgraced actor Kevin Spacey after allegations of sexual harassment arose before the film’s release.