Chris Pratt Helped Bryce Dallas Howard Earn More Jurassic World Money – Screen Rant

Chris Pratt helped Jurassic World co-star Bryce Dallas Howard make negotiations with the studio, fighting for equal pay on franchise spinoffs.
Bryce Dallas Howard details how Chris Pratt helped her earn more money for the Jurassic World franchise. Howard and Pratt have starred alongside each other in the Jurassic World franchise since the first Jurassic World was released in 2015. Howard plays Claire Dearing opposite Pratt’s Owen Grady, and both act in tandem as the lead characters. After Jurassic World, they both appeared again in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Jurassic World Dominion.
Back in 2018, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom made news for its notable salaries for the two lead actors. Even though Claire and Owen contribute equal weight to the series, it was reported Pratt was paid $10 million for the sequel, whereas Howard was paid $8 million. However, more recently, it was revealed Howard's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom salary was much less than what was reported – a byproduct of her contract being negotiated for the trilogy as a whole. The staggering difference between her earnings and Pratt's proved to be just another example of the massive pay inequality within Hollywood. But Pratt looked to help his co-star by pushing for equal pay for Jurassic World anciliary revenue.
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In the same Insider interview where she detailed the pay disparity, Howard discussed conversations she had with Pratt about their respective Jurassic World movie salaries. Pratt ensured his co-star he would take charge in negotiations so Howard would be paid the same for other franchise content like games and theme park rides. Check out her comments in the space below:
"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."
In the end, it seems like this negotiation worked out well for Howard, from what she is suggesting. The fact that she was “paid more for” the spinoff content than she “ever was for the movie,” is shocking and also further evidence that she was paid even less for Jurassic World than the reports initially suggested. Thus, it was even more important that Pratt push for equal pay, else this could have been yet another example of women in Hollywood being paid significantly less for the same work.
There is something both heartening and saddening about what Pratt ended up doing for Howard for Jurassic World. On the one hand, it is critical for powerful men in Hollywood to stand with the powerful women in Hollywood. Those women, even if they also hold immense star power, may not be listened to in the same way as a man would. It is saddening, however, that it took Pratt to have to step in to “move the needle” rather than the studios listen to Howard’s negotiations or think to pay her equally in the first place. Hopefully, with more major stars like Howard discussing their experiences on blockbuster films, that needle can be pushed even further, and perhaps without necessitating a male actor’s assistance.
Source: Insider
Hannah Gearan is a news writer for Screen Rant. She joined the platform in Spring 2022, whilst completing her final year as an undergrad at Wesleyan University, where she studied Film, Environmental Studies, and Writing. A lifelong film fan, Hannah has a wide-ranging taste including dark comedies and documentaries, and she loves a good miniseries. Based out of the Northeastern United states, Hannah spends her free time writing, listening to folk music, visiting covered bridges, and trying to find the best ice cream in New England.

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