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

Looking back on his career, Freddie Prinze Jr. explains why he acted Scooby-doo The movies caused some frustrations.

In the 2002 Warner Bros. film, Scooby-dooBased on the popular animated series, Prince Jr. Mystery Inc. Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard and Linda Cardellini as gang member Fred Jones.

Although the cast reprized their roles for the 2004 sequel, Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashedin Interview with EsquirePrinze Jr. said he was asked to take a pay cut when the cast wanted a raise for the second film.

“I remember thinking, ‘Hold up, who’s giving them a raise? Me or all of you?’ Like we made you three quarters of a billion dollars, can’t you pay them what I’m making on this? Turn it over,” he said.

The actor also hit out at the studio for advertising his salary in a magazine at the time. “My ego was so pissed off,” Prince Jr. said.

After the release of the 2004 sequel, the cast did not return for additional films. The Hollywood Reporter Warner Bros. has been reached for comment.

He explained that when the actor started hearing from fans who have loved the films over the years, it led him to have a more “accurate view” of the projects and he realized that the two films “meant to people”.

“They all grew up loving him [Scooby-Doo] Films started to reach out…and I felt like that was a more accurate view of what film meant to people because I wasn’t viewing it through the lenses of a studio anymore,” he said.

The actor’s comments are the latest reflection on his career amid the release of his Netflix Christmas rom-com. Christmas with you. He recently spoke about the limited opportunities he had to play a character that was clearly written as Latino. (Prince Jr. played Fred Jones in both Scooby-dooo Movies is a character that has historically been portrayed as white.) His character Christmas with you Written as a Latino, that drew him to the role. “This [project] It also offers the opportunity to become a Latino father. Having grown up without one, this is an opportunity to show what I always wanted, what I wanted and what I envisioned,” she said. THR.

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