Actor Chris Pratt was paid $2 million (£1.5 million) more than his female co-star, Bryce Dallas Howard in up-and-coming film, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt may be sharing the big screen once again in the second installment of the Jurassic Park franchise, but their salaries are anything but similar.
Due to be released later this year, the blockbuster Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will see Howard and Pratt reprise their roles once more in a dinosaur inhabited world. But, according to a new Variety report on salaries in Hollywood, Pratt earned $2 million (£1.5 million) more than Howard (who earned $8 million in comparison to Pratt receiving $10 million).
The 2015 film, Jurassic World, raked in over £1.5 billion (£1 billion) at the box office, and was one of the highest grossing films of the year. Which is why the duo, this time around, has received a major salary increase for their work, but just not on equal footing.
Of late, the gender pay gap has been exposed across multiple industries – not just in Hollywood.
Just last month, Howard spoke of “feeling scared” to ask for more money in fear of losing a big role.
“I didn’t want people to think I wasn’t grateful for opportunities,” Howard told Redbook magazine.
She also added: “I get scared off by every threat during a negotiation.
“They’ll say, ‘we’ll just have to find someone else’, and I back off. You can’t do that.”
Howard also revealed that salaries paid to women were “astronomically different” to those paid to men.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is due to released later this year.
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