According to an exclusive interview that took place with Insider, the actress Bryce Dallas Howard said that she was paid “so much less” than her co-star Chris Pratt for the “Jurassic World” film franchise than what was previously reported.
In all three installments of the “Jurassic World” film trilogy, Pratt and Howard shared the role of leading men. However, in 2018, Variety revealed that Howard was paid $2 million less than Pratt for the second movie, which was titled “Fallen Kingdom.” Howard earned $8 million, whilst Pratt earned $10 million.
Bryce Dallas Howard revealed her #JurassicWorld pay gap with Chris Pratt was far more than $2 million, as originally reported: "I was paid so much less than the reports even said, so much less…I was at a great disadvantage." https://t.co/65CFmETm1k
— Variety (@Variety) August 15, 2022
During an interview with Insider that was held to celebrate the home entertainment release of “Jurassic World Dominion,” Bryce Dallas Howard stated that the wage disparity between her and Chris Pratt was, in reality, greater.
According to an exclusive interview that Howard gave to Insider, he stated that “the allegations were so interesting because I was paid so much less than the stories even suggested, so much less.” “When I first started negotiating for ‘Jurassic,’ the year was 2014; the world had changed significantly, and I found myself in an extremely difficult position. Unfortunately, you need to sign up for three movies, and after you do that, your deals will be finalized.”
She also mentioned that she had a conversation about the pay gap with Pratt, who pushed for the actor to receive equal pay on other franchise opportunities that were not already contractually binding, such as spinoff video games and theme-park rides. Howard added that she had this conversation with Pratt.
“What I will say is that Chris and I have talked about it, and whenever there was an opportunity to move the needle on stuff that hadn’t already been negotiated, like a game or a ride, he literally told me: “You guys don’t even have to do anything. ” What I mean by that is that he told me that I didn’t have to do anything to move the needle. I’m going to do all the bargaining. We’re going to make the same amount of money, and there’s no need for you to worry about this, Bryce,’ “Howard remarked.
The performer went on saying: “And for doing that, he has earned so much of my love. I do since I’ve been paid significantly more for work of that nature in the past than I was for the movie itself at any point in time.”
In recent years, the problem of pay disparities between men and women in the entertainment industry, namely Hollywood, has emerged as a more prominent concern.
Ellen Pompeo, the star of “Grey’s Anatomy,” revealed in an interview with Variety in 2019 that she almost left the show after learning that her co-star Patrick Dempsey was being paid almost twice as much as she was when the show first began.
After it was revealed that her co-star in “All the Money in the World,” Mark Wahlberg, earned $1.5 million for reshoots for the movie, but she earned only $1,000, Michelle Williams stated that she felt “paralyzed with thoughts of futility.”