Bryce Dallas Howard is proud of her body and the action-packed stunts she was able to deliver in . But in a new interview, the 41-year-old actress opens up about facing body scrutiny while filming the third and final film in Universal's dinosaur-based trilogy.
Asked about what her role as Claire Dearing means for female representation in action films, Howard tells Metro that she had «been asked not to use my natural body in cinema.» Clarifying, she continues, «On the third movie, it was actually because there were so many women cast, it was something that [director] 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.'» She credits Trevorrow with not only being in her corner during those conversations with unnamed filmmakers, but pushing for wider representation overall. «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 says, «and I got to do so many stunts that wouldn’t have been possible if I had been dieting.»Howard says she was «thrilled» at the on-screen action she was able to perform. «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 says of her character. «In this movie, there were more women than men.
These are numbers and scenarios [that are] at this point uncommon still,» she adds.Howard's interview came amid promotion for the Sept.
26 release of , featuring never-before-seen moments and scenes within the film.Last month, Howard made headlines when she candidly addressedthe pay disparity between herself and franchise co-star Chris Pratt.Read more on etonline.com