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In November, after sexual assault allegations came out against the film’s original lead Kevin Spacey, it was announced that scenes would be reshot to replace Spacey with Christopher Plummer.

Williams agreed to work for a per diem of $ 80, previously telling USA Today, “I said I’d be wherever they needed me, whenever they needed me. And they could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted. Because I appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort.”

Despite much of the cast and crew — including his costar — agreeing to work for almost nothing, Wahlberg was able to negotiate a fee of $ 1.5 million.

News of the pay disparity was met with intense backlash, with people calling it “shameful” and “an egregious gender pay gap.”

The Time’s Up initiative was started by more than 300 women in entertainment earlier this month to fight systemic sexual harassment in workplaces across the country.

Wahlberg’s agency, WME, which also represents Williams, will donate an additional $ 500,000 to the group.

“The current conversation is a reminder that those of us in a position of influence have a responsibility to challenge inequities, including the gender wage gap,” said a spokesperson for WME in a statement to BuzzFeed News.

News of the donations was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.

A spokesperson for Williams did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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