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Earlier this week, it was reported that Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million for a 10-day reshoot of Ridley Scott's All The Money in the World, while his co-star, Michelle Williams, was paid just $80 a day.

Some 22 scenes needed to be reshot after Kevin Spacey, who was originally lined-up to star in the film, was accused of sexual harassment by a number of young males.

Ridley made the immediate decision to re-cast Christopher Plummer in the leading role, resulting in a 10-day reshoot at the cost of $10 million.

However, reports of a huge pay discrepancy between the male and female co-stars sparked huge backlash online and across the media.

In the wake of the controversy, Mark Wahlberg has pledged to donate his earnings from the reshoot to the Time's Up campaign – an initiative fronted by some of Hollywood's most influential female stars to help those that have suffered sexual abuse or harassment in the workplace.

The actor made the announcement in a tweet posted on Saturday, saying: “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 $1.5M to the Time's Up Legal Defence Fund in Michelle Williams' name."

The tweet has since been liked and shared over 40,000 times.

In addition, talent agency William Morris Endeavor, who represent both Williams and Wahlberg, said they would donate an additional $500,000 to Time’s Up.

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Gender pay gaps in the entertainment industry (or any industry for that matter) are sadly nothing new, but the sheer scale of the latest discrepancy has left people furious.

It's been reported that Michelle Williams was paid just $80 per day to reshoot scenes for Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World – less than one per cent of Mark Wahlberg's reported fee of $200,000 per day.

The film had originally starred Kevin Spacey, however after a series of allegations emerged claiming that the star had sexually harassed a number of young males, Ridley made the immediate decision to re-cast Christopher Plummer in the leading role.

As a result, a total of 22 scenes needed to be reshot over the course of 10 days at the cost of $10 million.

An report published in The Washington Post last November reported that Mark Wahlberg had been paid “at last $2 million” for the extra work, while Michelle Williams was paid “a figure in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.”

This claim was later rubbished by the director to told the publication that “everyone did it for nothing,” adding, “they all came in for free.”

However, a tweet from Melissa Silverstein has raised the question of payments once again, with claims that Michelle took home a tiny fraction of her co-star's salary.

“On the day after display of female power at the #goldenglobes, I learned that there was an egregious pay gap between Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg for the All The Money In The World reshoot,” she wrote.

In an article published today by USA Today, three people “familiar with the situation but not authorised to speak publicly” said Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million in total for the reshoots and Williams was paid just $80 per day, less than $1000 in total.

Needless to say, the news has sparked outrage across the Twittershpere.

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