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Bryce Dallas Howard loves starring in "Jurassic World." She is pictured in the second film, "Fallen Kingdom." Universal/Amblin Entertainment/Legendary Pictures Productions


  • Bryce Dallas Howard talked about the pay gap between her and her "Jurassic World" co-star Chris Pratt
  • The Hollywood actress said she "was paid so much less" than Pratt even if they were co-leads
  • She praised her co-star for helping her negotiate deals for other opportunities within the franchise

Bryce Dallas Howard has continued to speak up against the pay gap between her and her "Jurassic World" co-star Chris Pratt.

In an interview with Insider to promote the home entertainment release of "Jurassic World Dominion" on Aug. 16, the 41-year-old actress did not hold back when she admitted that she got paid much less than her 43-year-old co-lead in the franchise.

"The reports were so interesting because I was paid so much less than the reports even said, so much less," Howard exclusively told the outlet, referring to the circulating headlines after Variety reported in 2018 that she got paid $2 million less than Pratt for the second movie, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom."

Howard detailed in the interview how an earlier negotiation for her pay for the three movies significantly impacted how much she earned from doing them.

"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," she explained.

Howard went on to praise her co-star for helping her secure equal pay for other franchise opportunities that were not contractually binding, such as theme-park rides and video games inspired by their movies.

"What I will say is that Chris and I have discussed [the pay gap], 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 actress shared.

She continued, "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."

Howard reprised her "Jurassic World" character, Claire Dearing, for voice parts in spinoff games, series and rides, including "Lego Jurassic World," "Lego Dimensions," "Lego Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape," "Jurassic World Evolution," "Jurassic World Evolution 2," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The "Jurassic World" movies were a big hit at the box office. The first movie, "Jurassic World," grossed $652 million worldwide after its June 2015 release. The second film, "Fallen Kingdom," earned $417 million in 2018, while the third installment, "World Dominion," raked in $370 million after its 2022 release.

Universal did not respond to THR when asked for a comment on the issue.

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Actress Bryce Dallas Howard, pictured at the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Note 5 Launch party in Hollywood, California, on Aug. 18 2015, recently shared some details about her character in the "Jurassic World" sequel. Getty Images