Bryce Dallas Howard was candid about how she was urged to lose weight for her role in this year’s “Jurassic World Dominion.”
The 41-year-old discussed what studio executives had told her just before shooting the third film in the ‘Jurassic World’ trilogy.
“What is allowed in this third film, how do I say this, how do I say this, how do I say this…[I’ve] asked not to use my natural body in the cinema,” Howard told Metro UK in a recent profile.
The “Spider-Man 3” star then revealed how director Colin Trevorrow stood up for her.
She continued: “On the third movie, it was basically because there were so many women cast, it was something Colin was really strong about in terms of protecting me… because the conversation came up again, ‘We need to ask Bryce to lose weight.’ ”
She then noted how the filmmaker defended her and warded off the criticism. “[Colin] was like, “There are many different kinds of women on this planet and there are many different kinds of women in our movie,” Howard said.
The mother of two pointed out that she would not have been able to perform various stunts if she had been on a diet.
Howard continued: “I’m really excited… [at] all the action I had to do, and I’ve had to do it with my body, she was at her maximum strength, and I hope it’s just another indication of what’s possible.
The ‘Village’ actress previously revealed that she was paid ‘so much less’ than her co-star Chris Pratt for ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’.
She revealed to Insider last month how much the pay gap between her and Pratt, 43, annoyed her.
In 2018, Variety reported that Howard made $2 million less than Pratt for “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” – made $8 million off his $10 million.
“The reports were so interesting because I was paid so much less than the reports said, so much less,” she explained.
Howard commented: “When I started negotiating for ‘Jurassic’, it was 2014, and it was a different world, and I was at a huge disadvantage. And unfortunately you have to sign up for three movies, and so your deals are done.”
While she didn’t state exactly how much the pay gap was, she explained that she had discussed the matter with Pratt.
The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ star then helped push for equal pay across other franchise assets, such as video games and amusement park rides.