Bryce Dallas Howard fumes about how 'Jurassic World Dominion' film execs felt her 'natural body' was too fat
'How do I say this … [I’ve] been asked to not use my natural body in cinema,' the actress said
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Bryce Dallas Howard has opened up about talks centered on her body, which took place ahead of the 'Jurassic World Dominion' shoot. The actress is the latest in the long line of celebs who have criticized Hollywood's obsession with getting their leading ladies to lose weight.
The 41-year-old actress Bryce played Claire Dearing opposite Chris Pratt’s Owen Grady in Universal Pictures’ movie, Jurassic World Dominion. She was asked by Metro in an interview published on September 22 to discuss what her upcoming role in the latest film meant for female representation in Hollywood action movies. Howard replied by saying she has “been asked to not use my natural body in cinema” but that director Colin Trevorrow had stepped up in support of her.
Howard revealed that her weight had been a topic of discussion in the first two Jurassic films she starred in and she had to go on a diet after "notes" from unknown film execs told her to lose weight. But while shooting for the third film, when the topic came up again, director Colin Trevorrow drew a line.
Howard told Metro, "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 [Trevorrow] felt very strongly about in terms of protecting me... because the conversation came up again, '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," she added.
"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." she concluded. DeWanda Wise, who plays the character of Kayla Watts, also shared her opinion on body image, "It's always something. There was a lot of resistance to Kayla having muscle, to what it means to be a woman, look like a woman. It's just every side, it's relentless and impossible."
"They introduce these heroines who aren't perfect. There's a story there, a sense you can be heroic even if you don't feel heroic. I'm interested in the future of action and blockbusters really allowing women to be the entire human beings that we are." Wise concluded.