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Bigger Paycheck For Male Co-Star Of Reshot Film Spurs an Outcry
By BROOKS BARNES
But the movie, about the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III and his grandfather’s refusal to pay a $17 million ransom, now finds itself embroiled in a new scandal. And it involves the reshoots made necessary by the attempt to release the movie with a clear conscience.
The film’s female star, Michelle Williams, was paid a per diem of 80
The salary disparities were reported on by USA Today on Monday and the details were confirmed by three people briefed on the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private contracts. The disclosure prompted instant outrage.
But many advocates and actresses are likely to find those explanations inadequate. Melissa Silverstein, the founder of Women and Hollywood, a nonprofit that pushes for gender equality in entertainment, said Ms. Williams was the latest example of the shortchanging of women in a male-dominated industry.
“This continuous undervaluing of women has led to an industry where women have fewer jobs, less power and less potential than the men,” Ms. Silverstein said. “If Hollywood is to achieve the systemic change brought about by the revelations of the last several months, one thing it must address is the economic disparity between men and women.”An earlier version of this article referred incorrectly to Michelle Williams’s compensation for the reshoots of “All the Money in the World.” She received a per diem of $80, not 80 pounds.