Whilst hosting the 2018 Critics’ Choice Awards, Olivia Munn made a point of blasting Mark Wahlberg for receiving $1.5 million on the reshoots for All the Money in the World while co-star Michelle Williams made the SAG minimum of $80 a day.
We recently reported that Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million for reshooting his scenes in All the Money in the World, while Michelle Williams was paid an $80 per diem (which totals at less than $1,000).
That works out to Williams being paid less than 1% of her male co-star’s salary.
Ever since the gross discrepancy was made public, the women of Hollywood have been furiously taking to Twitter in their droves – with the likes of Mia Farrow, Jessica Chastain and Sophia Bush branding it evidence of the entertainment industry’s “outrageously unfair” gender pay gap.
So, naturally, Olivia Munn decided to bring it up whilst hosting the 2018 Critics’ Choice Awards.
Munn joined comedian and actress Niecy Nash for a segment in which the two thanked men for not being terrible.
“At this time, my friend Niecy Nash and I would like to make a toast to all the good guys in Hollywood,” Munn began.
“I’d like to raise a glass to that studio executive who had me meet him in the studio conference room, instead of his actual hotel room.”
Nash continued: “Yes, yes! Congratulations for doing what you’re supposed to do!
“And here’s to the male casting directors who didn’t ever say anything derogatory to me in an audition.
“Hey, way to be regular human beings, guys! Good job!”
Nash then joked: “Thank you to all of the men for speaking up at the Golden Globes and joining our sisters….”
Munn interjected: “Actually, sorry, sorry, they really didn’t say much, there.”
It was at this point that their attention turned to Wahlberg and the Hollywood pay gap, with Munn thanking the Critics Choice Awards for paying herself and Nash the same amount of money for their time.
“I do want to say thank you to the producers for paying Niecy and I the same amount of money and Mark Wahlberg $1 million,” she said, utterly deadpan.
“He took a pay cut, so that’s really nice and generous of him. Thank you so much.”
Naturally, people on Twitter couldn’t get enough of Munn and Niecy’s hilarious (albeit true) half-hearted thank-you messages.
“Iconic,” wrote one.
Another added that everyone watching should “raise a glass to Olivia Munn and Niecy Nasg roasting those dudes.”
Wahlberg has yet to comment on the reported pay disparity between himself and Williams.
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