Bryce Dallas Howard Was Shamed for Her ‘Natural Body’ While Filming ‘Jurassic World’ & Told To Lose Weight

Bryce Dallas Howard, alongside her Jurassic World: Dominion co-star DeWanda Wise, sat down with Metro UK earlier this week to chat about their film’s extended release. The conversation took an unexpected turn when Howard admitted that her body was a main topic of discussion by unidentified execs.

Howard, who did all her own stunts in the third installment of the Jurassic World series was asked what she hoped her role meant for female representation in action films and she responded with:

“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,” Howard responded with. “On the third movie, it was actually because there were so many women cast, it was something that Colin [Trevorrow, the director] felt very strongly about in terms of protecting me because the conversation came up again, ‘We need to ask Bryce to lose weight.’”

Howard pointed out during the interview that most of her stunts would have been impossible to do if she had been dieting, and credits her director Trevorrow with rejecting such demands. 

The actress also emphasized that the film worked to normalize female-led action sequences that featured women of all body types. The film also had more women than men, something Howard was particularly proud of. 

“‘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,” she said. “And I hope it is just yet another indication of what’s possible.”

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