Jurassic World: Dominion was a mega-hit at the box office this past summer. However, there was a bit of drama behind the scenes with one of their leads.
In a new interview with Metro, franchise star Bryce Dallas Howard revealed that she was asked to lose weight before filming Jurassic World Dominion. She said her weight has been a topic of discussion among studio executives.
That topic came up again before shooting “Dominion.” Howard credits director Colin Trevorrow for rejecting such demands.
“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 said. “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.’”
“[Colin] 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.’ I got to do so many stunts that wouldn’t have been possible if I had been dieting.”
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.”
This is not the first time Howard has had an issue with the“Jurassic World” franchise. She also had to deal with being paid less than her co-star Chris Pratt. In 2018 there were reports that she was making $8 million to Pratt’s $10 million for “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” but Howard told Insider last month she was being paid “so much less.”
“The reports were so interesting because I was paid so much less than the reports even said, so much less,” Howard said. “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.”
“What I will say is that Chris and I have discussed it, and whenever there was an opportunity to move the needle on stuff that hadn’t been already negotiated, like a game or a ride, he literally told me, ‘You guys don’t even have to do anything. I’m gonna do all the negotiating. We’re gonna be paid the same and you don’t have to think about this, Bryce.’”
Jurassic World: Dominion is now available on home media and streaming on Peacock. Hopefully, Bryce won’t have any future issues like that again.
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