Bryce Dallas Howard is clarifying the rumors surrounding her compensation for Jurassic World.
Actress Bryce Dallas Howard, who co-starred with Chris Pratt in the Jurassic World film trilogy that concluded this summer with Jurassic World: Dominion, denied a 2018 report that claimed she was paid $2 million less than Pratt for Fallen Kingdom (2018), saying that her actual salary was “so much less” than what was printed. She did, however, give Pratt credit for making sure that she was compensated fairly for any franchise opportunities, such as video games or theme park attractions.
During an interview with Insider to promote Dominion’s home entertainment launch on August 16th, Howard said, “The reports were so interesting because I was paid so much less than the reports even said, so much less.” To paraphrase, “When I first started negotiating for Jurassic, it was 2014, and it was a different world, and I was at a great disadvantage. We regret to inform you that your deals are finalized upon signing up for a minimum of three films.
They at Universal had nothing to say.
Even though Howard didn’t come out and say how much she was paid, the initial report indicated that it was $8 million, which was lower than Pratt’s $10 million. The actress claimed that she and Pratt had a frank conversation about pay inequality, and that Pratt promised to address the issue.
I can say that Chris and I have talked about it, and he has told me, “You guys don’t even have to do anything,” whenever there was an opportunity to change something that hadn’t already been negotiated, such as a game or a ride. I will be handling all negotiations myself. We’re both getting the same amount of money, so there’s no need to worry about it, Bryce. In addition to his role in the Guardians of the Galaxy, Chris Pratt will also be appearing in the next Jurassic Park film, as Howard explained. So much of my love for him stems from him doing that. I do because I’ve made more money doing those things than I did on the movie itself.
Howard has provided the voice of Claire Dearing in numerous media, including Lego Jurassic World, Lego Dimensions, Lego Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape, Jurassic World Evolution, Jurassic World: The Ride, Jurassic World: Evolution 2, and many more.
The first film in the trilogy, Jurassic World, was released by Universal Pictures in June 2015 and quickly became a financial success, grossing $652 million worldwide. In 2018, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom made $417 million, and in 2022, Jurassic World Dominion made $370 million. We at The Hollywood Reporter have contacted Universal for clarification.
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