Bryce Dallas Howard started her career with theatre production which led to her Hollywood break. She has appeared in several successful films like ‘As You Like It’, ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ and has portrayed Claire Dearing in the ‘Jurassic World‘ franchise.
The 41-year-old actress has often talked about the issues she has faced in the industry including the pay gap. She recently opened up about how she was asked to lose weight for ‘Jurassic World: Dominion‘. Let’s find out what exactly happened with her in that film.
Bryce Dallas Howard Was Asked To Lose Weight For ‘Jurassic World Dominion’
Howard’s popularity increased after she portrayed Claire Dearing in ‘Jurassic World’ and its sequels ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’, and ‘Jurassic World Dominion.’ In a recent interview with Metro, the 41-year-old actress said that she was asked to lose weight before filming the third installment. But the film’s director Colin Trevorrow rejected such demands.
“What being in this third film allowed, how do I say this, how do I say this, how do I say this…[I’ve] been asked to not use my natural body in cinema,” Howard said.
She continued, “On the third movie, it was actually because there were so many women cast, it was something that Colin felt very strongly about in terms of protecting me…because the conversation came up again, ‘We need to ask Bryce to lose weight.’”
“[Colin] was like, ‘There are lots of different kinds of women on this planet and there are lots of different kinds of women in our film,’” she added. “I got to do so many stunts that wouldn’t have been possible if I had been dieting.”
Howard concluded, “I’m really thrilled [at] all the action I got to do, and I got to do it with my body, she was at her maximum strength, and I hope it is just yet another indication of what’s possible.”
Howard Was Paid Less Than Chris Pratt For The Film
Howard had earlier talked about the rumors that she was paid $2 million less than Chris Pratt for ‘Fallen Kingdom’. “The reports were so interesting because I was paid so much less than the reports even said, so much less,” she said.
“When I started negotiating for Jurassic, it was 2014, and it was a different world, and I was at a great disadvantage“, she said. “And, unfortunately, you have to sign up for three movies, and so your deals are set.”
The initial report suggested her fee was $8 million compared to Pratt’s $10 million. However, Howard stated that Pratt helped her get paid for franchise opportunities like video games and theme park attractions.
“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 going to do all the negotiating. We’re going to be paid the same, and you don’t have to think about this, Bryce,’”, she said.