Bryce Dallas Howard recently got candid on how Universal Pictures asked her to lose weight for Jurassic World: Dominion. The actress and filmmaker opened up in the latest interview that there had been a ‘conversation’ about Howard losing weight in the past, and it came up again in the third movie, though her director, Colin Trevorrow, defended her.
Howard shared, “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.'” She added, “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.'”
She also revealed that her director defending her allowed her, ‘to do so many stunts that wouldn’t have been possible if I had been dieting.’ Jurassic Park trilogy star further stated that she is really thrilled [at] all the action she got to do, and she got to do it with her body, she was at her maximum strength, and she hopes it is just yet another indication of what’s possible. Bryce Dallas Howard starred with Chris Pratt in the Jurassic Park trilogy.
However, the final instalment of the film hit theatres this summer and grossed $337 million at the domestic box office and $997.8 million worldwide. Meanwhile, in a previous interview with Insider, the actress revealed that the pay disparity between her and Pratt in the Jurassic World movies was even larger than previously reported. Howard revealed that she was paid ‘so much less than the reports even said, so much less,’ than her costar in the trilogy.
The actress shared, “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.” She did not reveal exactly how much she was paid for the three blockbuster Jurassic World films. Howard added that after discussing the pay disparity with Pratt, he insisted the two be paid equally for anything that was not directly included in the already-negotiated contracts, like licensing deals.