Bryce Dallas Howard has recently discussed the pay disparity between her and co-star Chris Pratt on the Jurassic World films, revealing Pratt helped fight for pay equity in the franchise.
Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt have appeared as co-leads in all three Jurassic World movies since the first film’s release in 2015. However, recent reports have revealed Howard was payed less than Pratt and the actress has confirmed the disparity was even greater than reports suggested.
However, the actress has gone on to reveal that Chris Pratt fought for pay equity following the difference in pay secured by their initial contracts for the franchise.
Bryce Dallas Howard Was Paid ‘So Much Less’ Than Chris Pratt
Speaking recently to Insider, Bryce Dallas Howard revealed her Jurassic World pay was “so much less” than reports had suggested.
A Variety report in 2018 claimed Bryce Dallas Howard was paid $8 million for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom while Chris Pratt was paid $10 million. Howard revealed she was in fact “paid so much less than the reports even said, so much less.”
The actress revealed:
“When I started negotiating for Jurassic, it was 2014, and it was a different world, and I was at a great disadvantage. And, unfortunately, you have to sign up for three movies, and so your deals are set.”
However, Bryce Dallas Howard went on to say that, after she spoke to co-star Chris Pratt about the situation, he went on to negotiate on her behalf for all aspects where pay had not already been decided. This included earnings from theme-park rides and video games. Pratt ensured he and Howard received the same pay for such tie-in media:
“What I will say is that Chris and I have discussed it, and whenever there was an opportunity to move the needle on stuff that hadn’t been already negotiated, like a game or a ride, he literally told me: ‘You guys don’t even have to do anything. I’m gonna do all the negotiating. We’re gonna be paid the same, and you don’t have to think about this, Bryce.’
“And I love him so much for doing that. I really do, because I’ve been paid more for those kinds of things than I ever was for the movie.”
While pay had already been negotiated for the third and final Jurassic World film, Dominion, Pratt was at least able to secure a fairer pay arrangement for Bryce Dallas Howard on the spin-off media that franchise blockbusters like the Jurassic series inevitably spawn.
Here is the synopsis for the last film in the franchise, Jurassic World Dominion:
This summer, experience the epic conclusion to the Jurassic era as two generations unite for the first time. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are joined by Oscar®-winner Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill in Jurassic World Dominion, a bold, timely and breathtaking new adventure that spans the globe. From Jurassic World architect and director Colin Trevorrow, Dominion takes place four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed. Dinosaurs now live—and hunt—alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures. Jurassic World Dominion, from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, propels the more than $5 billion franchise into daring, uncharted territory, featuring never-seen dinosaurs, breakneck action and astonishing new visual effects.
Directed by Colin Trevorrow from a script he co-wrote with Emily Carmichael, the film stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, Mamadou Athie, Scott Haze, Dichen Lachman, Daniella Pineda, Campbell Scott, Isabella Sermon, Justice Smith, Omar Sy, DeWanda Wise, and BD Wong.
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