Michelle Williams’s Daughter Matilda Convinced Her to Reshoot All the Money in the World
The Oscar nominee, 37, opened up to Vulture about having to do 10 days of reshoots after the movie’s original Kevin Spacey was replaced by Christopher Plummer following numerous sexual misconduct allegations against the House of Cards actor.
The actress said she missed Thanksgiving with her daughter in order to work.
“I had to break the news to my family and tell them I wasn’t going be home [for the holidays] and make alternate arrangements for them,” she told Vulture. “But everyone was so supportive, no one more than my 12-year-old daughter, who said, ‘You worked so hard on this. Don’t let it be ruined because of one bad man.’ ”
But even with the support of her family, Williams said the situation took an emotional toll on her.
“It’s just been up and down, up and down, and has meant that I’ve worked every day for the last two months,” she said. “It’s been an emotional roller coaster.”
And while she said she immediately agreed to the reshoots, Williams admitted that situation put on a damper on what was an incredible experience working on the film.
“It’s just been such a strange saga of highs and lows and ups and downs,” she said. “To go from what was surprisingly one of the most exciting and creative experiences of my whole life with [Ridley Scott], who I wouldn’t have expected to have as my compadre ... and then, to have it kind of skid into the dirt with Kevin Spacey …”
Earlier this week, a huge pay disparity between Williams and her costar Mark Wahlberg was reported for the reshoots on the film. USA Today reported Wahlberg made $1.5 million for extensive reshoots on the film, while Williams made less than $1,000. (Sony Pictures has not responded to a request for comment.)
Williams was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance as Gail Harris in the thriller about the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III.
Since the news broke, a slew of celebrities have come out in support of the actress, including Busy Phillips, Jessica Chastain and more.
All the Money in the World is in theaters now.