Bryce Dallas Howard says she was paid 'so much less' than Chris Pratt for Jurassic World

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Bryce Dallas Howard says she was paid 'so much less' than Chris Pratt for Jurassic World

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Bryce Dallas Howard has said she was paid considerably less than Chris Pratt for the Jurassic World trilogy.

In 2015, Bryce took to the big screen starring as Claire Dearing in the first instalment of the trilogy that breathed some much-needed life into the nearly extinct Jurassic Park franchise.

She starred opposite Chris Pratt, who played Owen Grady, and while the pair would go on to co-lead two more films, it seems that Chris was paid far more than Bryce.

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In 2018, when the second film in the trilogy Fallen Kingdom was released, it was reported that Bryce had been paid $8 million, while her co-star Chris received $10 million.

While this seems like a pretty drastic pay gap, Bryce told Insider that the reports were actually wrong.

Apparently, she was paid far less than initially reported for her role in the franchise.

She said: "The reports were so interesting because I was paid so much less than the reports even said, so much less."

And, that included the 2022 instalment Jurassic World Dominion, which according to Variety, took home over $900 million worldwide.

Chris asked for Bryce to receive fair pay on games and rides. Credit: Pictorial Press Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo
Chris asked for Bryce to receive fair pay on games and rides. Credit: Pictorial Press Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo

Despite the film making a pretty hefty profit, Bryce was still paid less than Chris, because she signed a three-movie deal back in 2014.

She explained: "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."

While Bryce discussed the pay inequality with her co-star, Chris, who advocated for her to receive equal pay on earning opportunities that weren't already limited by a binding contract.

Bryce is one of many women who have experienced pay inequality in Hollywood. Credit: PictureLux / The Hollywood Archive / Alamy Stock Photo
Bryce is one of many women who have experienced pay inequality in Hollywood. Credit: PictureLux / The Hollywood Archive / Alamy Stock Photo

She added: "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."

Bryce's experience is far from the only example of pay inequality in the entertainment industry, as women continue to fight for the same pay as their male co-stars.

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Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, Chris Pratt, Celebrity, Jurassic Park, News

Shola Lee
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