Spotlighting the glass roof. Bryce Dallas HowardShe spoke out about the pay gap between her and Jurassic WorldCostar Chris Pratt — revealing there was quite a significant wage gap.
“The reports [on how much we made] were so interesting because I was paid so much less than the reports even said, so much less,” Howard, 41, told InsiderInterview published Monday, August 15. “When I started negotiating for Jurassic [World], 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.”
Jurassic World In theaters in 2015, and its sequel. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Three years later, it was first introduced. It was a time when VarietyIt was reported that Howard made $8 Million on the project and Pratt, 43 years old, took home $10 Million.
While Universal Pictures may not have allowed her to receive pay parity because of their power structure, Howard revealed that Pratt pushed for the parity after she learned about the financial differences. TwilightSaga actress to make more money with other franchise opportunities that are not yet contracted.
“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,’” the 50/50 star shared. “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.”
While theLady In The Water actress may have turned to her Jurassic costar for support, she’s no stranger to navigating her own career. Howard’s father, Ron HowardRecently, he gushed about how his daughter has mastered the industry over the years.
“She hasn’t needed my help very much,” the American GraffitiStar, 68, only told Us WeeklyJuly. “She takes my advice along with a handful of other people. She’s very thoughtful about all that, but I don’t think my comments have ever been pivotal. [Since]I believe she was 20-21 years old. [is] when she really became a professional – first with a year in theater and then with The Village. She’s always had a clear sense of the way in which she could best contribute and what she hoped to get out of the experience of the business.”
The Rocketman star carved out her own path by starring in 2004’s The VillageBefore landing the role of Gwen Stacy, Spider-Man 3ContraryTobey McGuire. She’s also been cast in a variety of critically acclaimed films, includingThe Help 50/50, and has now moved into directing, helming episode of Star Wars’Streaming series The Mandalorian The Book of Boba Fett.
Despite an Oscar-winning father, the California native has made her own mark in Hollywood over the years — something the Happy DaysAlum credits her passion for the craft.
“I’ve always admired the fact that she’s in the business for the right reasons,” the Night Shift producer told Us. “She loves the process. She loves the people and what it can do for them. It’s a career, sure, but it’s not really about the more superficial things. It’s more about the more durable factors that the time you invest in something is time you’ll never get back. And if you invest it well with people you enjoy working with, then those are the building blocks of great memories and a great life.”
Bryce, for her part, gushed about her father’s influence during an interview with Today in 2020. “My dad was constantly bringing me to movie sets. I loved that,” the actress shared at the time. “He inspired me.”