According to a source, when director Ridley Scott hired Christopher Plummer to reshoot Kevin Spacey's scenes after he was dropped from the film amid multiple sexual misconduct allegations last year, Wahlberg was never asked to work for free, nor was he told that Williams had to either.
Before the allegations against Spacey even surfaced, Wahlberg originally took a significant pay cut when he signed on for the film, which had not been greenlit prior to his commitment.
Regarding the reshoots, the source adds that it wasn't that producers refused to pay; Williams volunteered to waive any fee. That being said, the source believes this shouldn't be an issue or question of a gender pay gap.
Williams told ET Canada last month that given the circumstances, she was willing to do whatever it took to salvage the film.
"When this idea was hatched -- that we were gonna go in and try to rewrite history -- I was on the frontline," Williams explained. "I was like, 'You can have my salary, you can just take it, I don't even do it… that's not why I work. If that'll help you, you can have it, you can have my break and you can have whatever and I'll just be there waiting.'"
As ET previously reported, the discrepancy over reshoot pay on the film dates back to a Washington Post story published last November, which said that Wahlberg had been paid $2 million for 10 days of reshoots, while the other actors, including Williams, earned figures of "hundreds of thousands of dollars or less."
However, one month later, USA Today quoted Scott as saying that Wahlberg and Williams did their reshoots for free. "Everyone did it for nothing," Scott reportedly said. "They all came in for free."
On Tuesday, Williams' close pal, Busy Philipps, retweeted an article from USA Today that claimed Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million for the reshoot, while Williams received less than $1,000. "UNACCEPTABLE," she wrote on Twitter. UNACCEPTABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TO SAY THE LEAST."