Bryce Dallas Howard Was Pressured To Lose Weight Before Filming Jurassic World Dominion: "I Have Been Asked To Not Use My Natural Body In Cinema"
Bryce Dallas Howard said director Colin Trevorrow "protected" her from the studio demands.
Bryce Dallas Howard was told to lose weight for Jurassic World.
Howard, 45, who played born-again conservationist Claire Dearing in the Jurassic World trilogy, claimed she was pressured by the studio to lose weight for the third instalment, Jurassic World Dominion but director Colin Trevorrow stepped in to defend her.
Speaking to Metro, Howard said, "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. 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.
"[They said] 'We need to ask Bryce to lose weight.' He 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' and I got to do so many stunts that wouldn’t have been possible if I had been dieting."
The Rocket Man star added that following the intervention, she now feels "really thrilled" that she was able to play with her "maximum strength" as she made a return to the series.
"So 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 previously opened up about getting paid less than her Jurassic World co-star Chris Pratt.
She told Insider last month, “When I started negotiating for Jurassic, it was 2014, and it was a different world, and I was at a great disadvantage. And, unfortunately, you have to sign up for three movies, and so your deals are set."
It was Pratt that would step up to help her negotiate other opportunities in the franchise that were not included in the initial contract like the theme park rides inspired by the films.— BANG SHOWBIZ
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