Bryce Dallas Howard reveals Jurassic World: Dominion director Colin Trevorrow defended her

Bryce Dallas Howard reveals Jurassic World: Dominion director Colin Trevorrow defended her when the studio asked her to lose weight

Bryce Dallas Howard is opening up about how Universal Pictures asked her to lose weight for Jurassic World: Dominion.

The summer blockbuster – the final installment of the new Jurassic Park trilogy she starred in with Chris Pratt – pulled in $337 million domestic and $997.8 million worldwide.

The 41-year-old actress and filmmaker opened up in a new interview with Metro 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.

Opening up: Bryce Dallas Howard is opening up about how Universal Pictures asked her to lose weight for Jurassic World: Dominion

Opening up: Bryce Dallas Howard is opening up about how Universal Pictures asked her to lose weight for Jurassic World: Dominion

Opening up: The 41-year-old actress and filmmaker opened up in a new interview with Metro 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

Opening up: The 41-year-old actress and filmmaker opened up in a new interview with Metro 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

‘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,”‘ Howard said.

‘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,”‘ Howard added.

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.’

Women: '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,"' Howard said

Women: ‘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,”‘ Howard 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 said.

Her co-star DeWanda Wise, who plays pilot Kayla Watts, added there was also pushback on her muscle tone.

‘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,’ Wise revealed.

Co-star: Her co-star DeWanda Wise, who plays pilot Kayla Watts, added there was also pushback on her muscle tone

Co-star: Her co-star DeWanda Wise, who plays pilot Kayla Watts, added there was also pushback on her muscle tone

Howard added, ‘There’s so many of us! Actually, we’re half of the population! And in this movie, there were more women than men. These are numbers and scenarios [that are] at this point uncommon still, and just normalizing that.’

Wise added, ‘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.’

Both Howard and Wise were promoting the director’s cut of Jurassic World: Dominion, which includes 14 minutes of new footage and an alternate opening. 

So many: Howard added, 'There¿s so many of us! Actually, we¿re half of the population! And in this movie, there were more women than men. These are numbers and scenarios [that are] at this point uncommon still, and just normalizing that'

So many: Howard added, ‘There’s so many of us! Actually, we’re half of the population! And in this movie, there were more women than men. These are numbers and scenarios [that are] at this point uncommon still, and just normalizing that’

It also includes all of the stunts that both Howard and Wise worked so hard to pull off.

‘All of my stunts are in there. I’ll tell you what is not in there… a lot of stuff that was cut of Kayla’s stuff was just Kayla being Kayla,’ Wise adds.

‘There’s an “I Am Sparta” moment, [where] she yells out, “You don’t want this smoke!” where she’s drinking beer and eating peanuts, I’m not kidding you,’ Wise said with a laugh.

Stunts: It also includes all of the stunts that both Howard and Wise worked so hard to pull off

Stunts: It also includes all of the stunts that both Howard and Wise worked so hard to pull off

Howard adds, ‘There are definitely moments before and after stunts, between characters, Claire and Owen [Pratt] on the plane after the whole Malta sequence, a little scene that had never been written, that Chris and I improvised.’

‘Getting to have those moments in there helps to fill out the story and relationships, and, of course, the beginning [of the film] and what it does for the whole movie, especially the third act. We are so proud to get to share the original cut of this film,’ she added.

Jurassic World: Dominion The Extended Edition is currently available on digital and will be released on 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray September 26. 

Extended: Jurassic World: Dominion The Extended Edition is currently available on digital and will be released on 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray September 26

Extended: Jurassic World: Dominion The Extended Edition is currently available on digital and will be released on 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray September 26

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