According to insiders with knowledge of the situation, the actress only received an $80 per diem totaling less than $1,000 because she had already agreed to doing reshoots for the movie — which had to be recast and changed when Kevin Spacey was ousted — without extra pay as a part of her initial contract.
Meanwhile, her male counterpart received $1.5 million for the additional work because “he had producers over a barrel,” according to a source.
Mark and Michelle are represented by the same agency — William Morris Endeavor — and there’s been criticism that WME should have given Michelle a heads-up that Mark was getting paid, and paid a lot.
Sources familiar with the contracts tell TMZ, Michelle’s contract required her to do reshoots as part of her overall salary, whereas Mark’s deal did not include reshoots.
One source put it this way … Mark’s agents at WME did not communicate with Michelle’s agent to let him know what Mark was getting paid, adding, that type of communication doesn’t really happen between agents.