Remember that movie, “All the Money in the World”? You weren’t really interested by the TV ads, but then you heard that Michelle Williams was in it and raced to the next screening?
You might be shocked to learn that Williams made only a percentage of what star Mark Wahlberg made. And that injustice brought Williams to Capitol Hill Tuesday to fight for the Paycheck Fairness Act.
Michelle Williams, who was paid less than 1% of what her male co-star received for same amount of work on the film "All the Money in the World," goes to Capitol Hill in support of the Paycheck Fairness Act. https://t.co/AgxFPlLjIw pic.twitter.com/OrgSlyfZMz
— ABC News (@ABC) April 2, 2019
"Male co-star" = Mark freaking Wahlberg.
— Johnny Wojtankowski (@wojtankowski) April 2, 2019
Is that the same Mark Wahlberg who draws paying customers into movie theaters?
Hollywood hardest hit
— Flip (@Flipidy) April 2, 2019
Ever notice how Hollywood and the American university system preach a whole lot but always turn out to be the worst offenders when it comes to things like equal pay and diversity?
Uh…who the hell is she and why should she get paid the same money as the box office star? Would she pack a theater with just her name?
— BlackIntel (@Blackintel1) April 2, 2019
Actually, that is her fault for not having her manager negotiate better. How about people being paid according to their skillset, contributions to the bottom line, and (in her case) box office draw.
— Hiking Diva (@TheHikingDiva) April 2, 2019
This is how Socialism starts, it throws reason and logic out the window and replaces it with irrational emotional feelings.
— AMERICUS (@AmericaVoice) April 2, 2019
Actor Michelle Williams, who found herself at the center of a national debate on gender parity after it was revealed that she was paid less than 1% of what her male co-star received for the same amount of work, spoke to lawmakers on Capitol Hill Tuesday about her story and her support for the Paycheck Fairness Act.
“In late 2017, the news broke that I had 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 said, adding, “And guess what? No one cared.”
It’s not exactly true that no one cared — a lot of ink was spilled publicizing those numbers. Don’t forget, though, the mitigating factor here that throws the numbers off: this is the movie where all of Kevin Spacey’s scenes had to be reshot with Christopher Plummer, because Spacey had just been accused of pedophilia — and announced that he had chosen to live life as a gay man for some reason.
Her contract stated she had to do reshoots at PD rate. His didn't say he had to do reshoots. So when they needed him to come back to reshoot scenes, he was already moving on to another project and they had to negotiate pay to bring him back. Her agent dropped the ball.
— Farmer Ted (@timhovey1) April 2, 2019
The person that had a crappy agent?? Hollywood is a players market. learn the game…….
— Dalmer schnur (@Dal_Schnur) April 2, 2019
Complains of unfair treatment; doesn’t understand the job.
Another “educated” moron
— Daniel Kraig (@VictorYounge) April 2, 2019
Then she should also advocate for the male equipment grunts who worked even more than she did but got paid less than 1% what she earned.
— Fresh (@FreshAiracle) April 2, 2019
She must know some people in the “tippy-top” of earners — get someone in D.C. to shake them down for some cash so we all make the same as movie stars.
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CBS News has video:
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 2, 2019
REALLY!? ABC News gets hammered for this framing of Kevin Spacey's statement https://t.co/u5iLOD9DM6
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 30, 2017