Jurassic World: Dominion's Sam Neill And Chris Pratt Caught Up Over The Holidays To Support Giving

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It’s not uncommon for Hollywood co-stars to interact on social media. It’s less common for them to come together for the greater good, though. And that’s exactly what Jurassic World: Dominion's Sam Neill and Chris Pratt did this past week, as the holiday season left them both in a giving mood.

Sam Neill’s social media usage has always been pretty delightful. Since COVID-19 hit, he’s used his accounts on Twitter and Instagram to try and uplift fans around the world. His approach to this bizarre year’s end-of-the-year holidays was no different, as he uploaded a video with a special message:

I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season. You’re eating well, you’re with the people you love, and you’re also remembering those that may not necessarily be having such a great day. Chris Pratt, I just heard from him, he reminds me that in America of all places, one in every four children doesn’t necessarily know where their next meal is coming from. It’s an incredible thought.

Sam Neill went on to remind fans how easy it is to donate online and make a difference. He then went on to recommend three organizations that are dedicated to helping those who deal with food insecurity: the Foodbank Project in New Zealand, Foodbank in Australia, and GreaterGood.com’s Feed Thy Neighbor, which is based in the United States.

In addition to asking fans to donate what they could, he also recommended reaching out to people in their lives who might be spending the holidays alone and asking how they’re doing. Chris Pratt reposted Sam Neill’s video on his Instagram stories, thanking his co-star for the support. The actor is currently partnered with GreaterGood.com’s Feed Thy Neighbor initiative. Take a look at his enthusiastic response below:

This isn’t the only philanthropic effort Chris Pratt has made recently. Earlier this year, he participated in the All-In Challenge, offering fans who donated the chance to win a trip to the Jurassic World: Dominion set and get eaten by a dinosaur on screen. That initiative went to funding the food insecurity campaigns Feeding America, Meals On Wheels, World Central Kitchen and No Kid Hungry.

He also faced off against Chris Evans in a Fantasy Football challenge via Fan Duel. In that case, he was raising money for Special Olympics Washington. It was a decidedly different “Battle of the Chrises” than most fans are used to lately -- but regardless of where you fall on the Hollywood Chris superiority spectrum, it’s hard to argue that charitable donations are a bad thing.

Chris Pratt, Sam Neill and the rest of the Jurassic World: Dominion cast and crew wrapped up their work on the film’s quarantined set in November. That was after a lengthy delay in filming brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Its release date has since moved from July 2021 to June 10, 2022.

Katherine Webb