Mark Wahlberg just donated $1.5m to the Time’s Up fund in Michelle Williams’ name 

‘I 100% support the fight for fair pay’

michelle williams and mark wahlberg
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‘I 100% support the fight for fair pay’

The past few months have seen women and men, particularly in Hollywood, calling out the mistreatment of women and promoting gender equality.

As a result, the Time’s Up campaign was founded this month, with its legal defence fund offering support to victims of sexual harassment, abuse or assault in the workplace.

Celebrities from Reese Witherspoon to Ewan McGregor took to the red carpet of the Golden Globes last week to promote the Time’s Up campaign, and the movement seems to have extended past awards season.

The latest high profile figure to call for change is actor Mark Wahlberg who just announced his plans to donate $1.5 million to the Time’s Up defence fund in actress Michelle Williams’ name.

The pair have just filmed All the Money in the World together and recently made headlines after they were forced to reshoot scenes following actor Kevin Spacey’s removal from the project after facing sexual harassment accusations last year.

Showcasing Hollywood’s shocking pay disparity, Wahlberg was given $1.5 million for the reshoot while his female co-star was paid just $80 a day.

Understandably the public wasn’t happy with the news and neither it seems was Mark Wahlberg who took to Twitter to voice his outrage and support his co-star.

‘Over the last few days my reshoot fee for All the Money in the World has become an important topic of conversation,’ the actor announced in a statement. ‘I 100% support the fight for fair pay and I'm donating the $1.5M to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund in Michelle Williams' name.’

Responding to the news, Michelle Williams also released a statement.

‘If we truly envision an equal world, it takes equal effort and sacrifice,’ she announced. ‘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.’

Time is definitely up.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.