- Howard told Metro UK that she was asked to lose weight while making the “Jurassic World” franchise.
- When it was time for “Jurassic World Dominion,” she said “the conversation came up again.”
- But this time, she said director Colin Trevorrow protected her in conversations with execs.
Bryce Dallas Howard is speaking out about being pressured to lose weight while starring in the “Jurassic World” franchise.
“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,” she told Metro UK.
As the female lead in 2015’s “Jurassic World” and 2018’s “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” Howard said she was asked to lose weight and that for “Jurassic World Dominion,” which was released in June, the “we need to ask Bryce to lose weight” conversation “came up again.” But she praised director Colin Trevorrow for having her side on the issue.
“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,” she told Metro.
“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 said.
“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 added.
This is not the first time Howard has spoken up about being slighted during her time in the “Jurassic” franchise.
The actress told Insider’s Ayomikun Adekaiyero in August that she was paid “so much less” than costar Chris Pratt when signing to the franchise.
But she noted that Pratt helped her out.
“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,'” Howard said.
The actor continued: “And I love him so much for doing that. I really do, because I’ve been paid more for those kinds of things than I ever was for the movie.”