Actress Michelle Williams called Saturday “one of the most indelible days” of her life following the news that Mark Wahlberg would donate the $1.5 million he earned for reshooting “All the Money in the World” to the sexual misconduct legal defense fund Time’s Up.
“If we truly envision an equal world, it takes equal effort and sacrifice,” Williams said in a statement. “Today is one of the most indelible days of my life because of Mark Wahlberg, WME and a community of women and men who share in this accomplishment.”
Wahlberg said Saturday that he was making the donation to Time’s Up in his co-star’s name.
William Morris Endeavor, the agency that represents both Wahlberg and Williams, also announced Saturday it would donate an additional $500,000 to Time’s Up. Wahlberg and WME had come under fire in recent days after a report that the Dorchester-born actor earned $1.5 million for re-filming chunks of “All the Money in the World” to replace disgraced actor Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer, while Williams only earned $1,000 for the reshoot.
Williams praised her peers for their support and action to address the disparity.
Read her full statement below:
“Today isn’t about me. My fellow actresses stood by me and stood up for me, my activist friends taught me to use my voice, and the most powerful men in charge, they listened and they acted. If we truly envision an equal world, it takes equal effort and sacrifice. Today is one of the most indelible days of my life because of Mark Wahlberg, WME and a community of women and men who share in this accomplishment. Anthony Rapp, for all the shoulders you stood on, now we stand on yours.”