Bryce Dallas Howard Says She Was Paid “So Much Less” Than Chris Pratt For The “Jurassic World” Trilogy
In case we needed further proof that Hollywood is sick in the head, one the world’s highest ranking, red-headed nepotism babies, Bryce Dallas Howard, can’t even get a fair shake in this town. Bryce recently told Insider that she was paid “so much less than the reports even said,” than one of the world’s lowest ranking Chrises, her nepotism-by-way-of Jesus Jurassic World trilogy co-star Chris Pratt. And because the almighty dollar is mightier than the Almighty himself, Bryce made sure to praise Chris, as is presumably a contractual obligation each of Chris’ co-stars must adhere to, by saying he went to bat for her and “pushed for the actor to receive equal pay on other franchise opportunities that were not already contractually binding, such as spinoff video games and theme-park rides” after she told him the terms of the three-picture contract she signed in 2014.
The trailer for the third and final movie in the Jurassic World trilogy is here. And Jurassic World: Dominion brings back Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard who starred in the first two JW movies as burly ex-Navy, animal-researcher Owen Grady, and former deadly theme park Operations Manager, Claire Dearing. Jeff Goldblum who was in the first two Jurassic Park movies as Dr. Ian Malcolm and reprised his role in the second Jurassic World movie is also back. And so are OGs Sam Neill as Dr. Alan Grant and Laura Dern (with some great bangs) as Dr. Ellie Sattler. It doesn’t come out until June 10, so hopefully, by then, it’s safe to go to the theaters again so we can cheer on the dinosaurs as they take on Chris Pratt.
Coronavirus begat Gal Gadot asking the Tone Deaf Avengers to Imagine a world where irony does not exist. Not to be outshone, for the occasion of the Black Lives Matter movement, we will be subjected to a barrage of actors emoting about racism while serving black and white Stanislavsky turtleneck Inside The Actors Studio earnestness. In a video for a new initiative called I Take Responsibility, “a cadre of stars staring directly into cameras as they pledge to take responsibility for how they’ve perpetuated racism or allowed it to go on in their presence.” (via The Hollywood Reporter). But don’t get too excited, nobody gets too specific. But we do get to hear Justin Theroux take responsibility for “every not so funny joke,” something you’ll never hear from me! #ITakeNoResponsibilityWhatsoever
There was a lot of work to be done over the weekend. Police brutality protests continued in cities around the world, in response to the murder of George Floyd. Some people protested, and then some people read books or made phone calls or wrote letters or donated (if you’re still not sure what to do, here’s a good place to start). And then some people watched the 2011 film The Help. Scratch that – Netflix says a whole lot of people watched The Help this weekend. Bryce Dallas Howard knows that there’s an endless number of movies people could watch if they really want to, ahem, help. She might have played the shit-eating villain in The Help, but she’s here to let people know The Help is probably one of the shittier resources when it comes to allyship.
We all know the basic Jurassic Park formula by now: Take one part remote island, one part ego driven scientist, one part scary monsters, one part greedy corporate entity, one part dashing hero, one part imperiled children, one part screaming lady and one part Jeff Goldblum. Add a dash of sweeping music and you’ve got yourself a blockbuster! But really, there are only so many times this formula is going to work. Sooner or later you have gotta change it up. We’re now on the 5th iteration with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom whose tag line is “Life, Uh, Finds a Way”, let’s see if they’ve monkeyed with the formula.
We’ve been shitting up post after post from last night’s Adele Appreciation Ceremony (Featuring Adele Appreciating Beyonce), but another awards show happened yesterday. Two weeks before Hollywood gets dressed up in $15,000 gowns to lick each other’s taints and jack one another off at the Oscars, they got into $15,000 gowns to lick each other’s taints and jack one another off at the BAFTAs last night.