In a new interview with Metro, Bryce Dallas Howard said that she was told to lose weight before shooting “Jurassic World Dominion,” which was her third movie in the “Jurassic World” series.
Howard said that her weight has been talked about a lot by studio bosses and that it was brought up again before filming “Dominion.” The actor says that director Colin Trevorrow turned down these requests.
“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. “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,’” Howard continued. “I got to do so many stunts that wouldn’t have been possible if I had been dieting.”
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— Bryce Dallas Howard (@BryceDHoward) September 23, 2022
Howard finished by saying, “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 has had to fight an uphill battle with the “Jurassic World” movies. Not only was she told to lose weight for the film but she was also paid less than her co-star Chris Pratt. In 2018, it was said that she made $8 million for “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” while Pratt made $10 million. However, Howard told Insider last month that she was paid “so much less.”
“The reports were so interesting because I was paid so much less than the reports even said, so much less,” Howard said. “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.”
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— Bryce Dallas Howard (@BryceDHoward) September 21, 2022
Howard continued, “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 gonna do all the negotiating. We’re gonna be paid the same and you don’t have to think about this, Bryce.’”