She got paid “so much less” than Chris Pratt for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, according to Bryce Dallas Howard.

The acting pair played the main roles in all three films, including Jurassic World: Dominion, the most current entry in the series.

For the follow-up Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, a Variety story from 2018 said that the 41-year-old Howard was paid $8 million, $2 million less than the 43-year-old Pratt’s $10 million salary.

Howard, though, asserts that she actually made far less money than was initially stated.

The actress said in an interview with Insider: “The reports were so interesting because I was paid so much less than the reports even said, so much less.”

She continued: “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.”

Howard continued by emphasizing how hard Pratt worked for her to receive equal pay.

She talked to the Guardians of the Galaxy star about the salary gap, and he did his best to get her equal income on franchise chances that weren’t already in their contracts, such as spin-off video games, and amusement park rides.

She said: “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.”

Howard added: “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.”

With the release of Jurassic World: Dominion this year, the trilogy was completed.

In recent years, a lot of actors have spoken out in favour of equal pay. Famous people like Taraji P. Henson, Jennifer Lawrence, Patricia Arquette, Michelle Williams, and Amy Schumer have all battled for equality in the profession.