Freddie Prinze Jr. Says He Was Requested to Take Pay Reduce for Scooby-Doo Sequel – The Hollywood Reporter

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When trying again on his profession, Freddie Prinze Jr. defined why starring within the Scooby-Doo movies resulted in some frustrations.

Within the 2002 Warner Bros. movie, Scooby-Doo, based mostly off the famed animated collection, Prinze Jr. starred because the Thriller Inc. gang member Fred Jones alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard and Linda Cardellini.

Although the solid reprised their roles for the 2004 sequel, Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, in an interview with Esquire, Prinze Jr. mentioned he was requested to take a pay lower when the solid needed a elevate for the second movie.

“I bear in mind pondering, ‘Maintain up, who’s giving them the elevate? Me or y’all?’ Like we made you guys three-quarters of a billion {dollars}, you possibly can’t afford to pay them what I’m making on this? Screw that,” he mentioned.

The actor additionally addressed the studio allegedly publicizing his wage in {a magazine} on the time. “My ego was so indignant,” Prinze Jr. mentioned.

After the discharge of the 2004 sequel, the solid didn’t return for extra movies. The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to Warner Bros. for remark.

When the actor started listening to from followers who beloved the movies through the years, he defined that it resulted in him having a extra “correct perspective” on the initiatives and he realized what the 2 movies “meant to folks.”

“All these folks that had grown up loving these [Scooby-Doo] motion pictures began reaching out…after which I received what I felt was a extra correct perspective on what that film meant to folks as a result of I used to be not viewing it by way of the lenses of the studio,” he mentioned.

The actor’s feedback is his newest reflection on his profession amid the discharge of his Netflix Christmas rom-com Christmas With You. He additionally lately spoke in regards to the restricted alternatives he’s needed to play a personality written explicitly as Latino. (Prinze Jr.’s Fred Jones position in each Scooby-Doo movies has been a personality that has traditionally been portrayed as white.) His position in Christmas With You was written as Latino, which is what drew him to the position. “This [project] additionally presents a possibility to be a Latino father. Rising up with out one, it was a possibility to point out what I at all times needed, what I wanted for and what I fantasized about,” he informed THR.


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