Bryce Dallas Howard has revealed that she was asked to lose weight for Jurassic World Dominion but was defended by director Colin Trevorrow.
Bryce Dallas Howard made her first appearance in the franchise in Jurassic World as Claire Dearing. The main female lead of the sequel series Claire Dearing would also appear in the sequels. However, there was a lot of pressure on the actress to stay thin throughout the franchise.
According to Bryce Dallas Howard, she has been asked not to use her natural body on camera. While speaking to Metro, she revealed that the higher-ups at Universal wanted her to lose weight for the latest Jurassic World film. Director Colin Trevorrow stood up for her and which allowed her to do stunts throughout the film:
“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, ‘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.’ I got to do so many stunts that wouldn’t have been possible if I had been dieting. 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.”
Dispite the director’s defense of Bryce Dallas Howard, Jurassic World Dominion was the worst-reviewed installment of the franchise and currently holds a 29% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film, has, however, managed to earn nearly $1B at the worldwide box office. Whether or not this will warnet a continuation of the franchise remains to be seen.
Here is the synopsis for Jurassic World Dominion:
This summer, experience the epic conclusion to the Jurassic era as two generations unite for the first time. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are joined by Oscar®-winner Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill in Jurassic World Dominion, a bold, timely and breathtaking new adventure that spans the globe. From Jurassic World architect and director Colin Trevorrow, Dominion takes place four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed. Dinosaurs now live—and hunt—alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures. Jurassic World Dominion, from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, propels the more than $5 billion franchise into daring, uncharted territory, featuring never-seen dinosaurs, breakneck action and astonishing new visual effects.
Directed by Colin Trevorrow from a script he co-wrote with Emily Carmichael, the film stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, Mamadou Athie, Scott Haze, Dichen Lachman, Daniella Pineda, Campbell Scott, Isabella Sermon, Justice Smith, Omar Sy, DeWanda Wise, and BD Wong.
Jurassic World Dominion is now available to own on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD.