The Bryce Howard-Chris Pratt Pay Rift Was More Jurassic Than We Knew

They “Happy Days” dynasty royal told Insider that the pay discrepancy between herself and Chris Pratt even offended her meaty co-star
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Bryce Dallas Howard is making it known that the pay discrepancy between her and her co-star Chris Pratt on Jurassic World was much wider than initially reported in 2015, according to an interview with Insider.

Initial reports said that Howard got $8 million for the second film, Jurassic Kingdom, while Pratt got $10 million, despite their billing as co-stars.

Dallas says now says it was worse than that.

“The reports were so interesting because I was paid so much less than the reports even said, so much less,” Howard said.

“When I started negotiating for Jurassic, it was 2014, and it was a different world, and I was at a great disadvantage,” she added. “And, unfortunately, you have to sign up for three movies, and so your deals are set.”

Compensation discrepancy between men and women in film is as old as Hollywood itself. According to new research from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, female stars make an average of $1 million less per film than men do when performing similar roles. The gap is still there when taking into account actors’ experience, box office earnings, and other factors. At the “superstar” level, that gap is even bigger, at $2.4 million.

“What I will say is that Chris and I have discussed it,” Howard elaborated, “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 going to do all the negotiating. We’re going to be paid the same, and you don’t have to think about this, Bryce.'”

“I love him so much for doing that,” she said. “I really do, because I’ve been paid more for those kinds of things than I ever was for the movie.”

Jurassic World is currently No. 7 on the list of highest-grossing pictures of all time.


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