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‘We need to ask Bryce to lose weight’: Bryce Dallas Howard Claims Jurassic World: Dominion Execs Body-shamed her, Asked Her ‘To not use [her] natural body in cinema’

Bryce Dallas Howard Claims Jurassic World: Dominion Execs Body-shamed her, Asked Her 'To not use [her] natural body in cinema'

Bryce Dallas Howard admits that she was asked to reduce weight for Jurassic World Dominion production. Jurassic World Dominion, released earlier this summer, serves as the end of the Jurassic Saga. After first appearing in Jurassic World, a soft reboot of the renowned Jurassic Park trilogy, lead protagonists Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Owen (Chris Pratt) return to the big screen alongside original franchise stars Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, and Laura Dern.

Claire, who was introduced as the park’s operations manager in the original Jurassic World film, becomes a passionate dinosaur supporter in the succeeding sequels. Claire and Owen, now a couple, raise clone Maisie (Isabella Sermon) in secret in Jurassic World Dominion. When Maisie and a newborn velociraptor are abducted, Claire and Owen go on a globe-trotting journey to save them, with both characters doing a variety of thrilling acrobatics.

A still from Jurassic World Dominion
A still from Jurassic World Dominion

Although it’s uncertain what the franchise’s future holds, Howard has previously stated that anything that follows Jurassic World Dominion will involve a new cast, with the most recent picture most likely marking the end of her voyage as Claire.

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Bryce Dallas Howard asked to lose weight for Dominion

Bryce Dallas Howard revealed in a recent interview that she was asked to reduce weight for her final role as Claire in Jurassic World Dominion. The actor reveals that the director, Colin Trevorrow, defended her from the requests, emphasizing that the picture shows a variety of women with varying body shapes, which is a mirror of the actual world. Howard continues, “Being able to preserve my natural figure allowed me to engage in more of the film’s exciting stunt sequences, which would not have been possible otherwise.”

Howard further stated that:

“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. 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.

Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire in Jurassic World
Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire in Jurassic World

In addition to revealing that she was asked to lose weight, Howard has already spoken up about her salary for Jurassic World Dominion and the disparity between what she was paid and Pratt’s bigger income, despite their characters playing equal parts in the tale.

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Hollywood differentiates between male and female actors

Bryce Dallas Howard’s recent remark is another piece of evidence that female actresses face far different standards than their male counterparts, as has been the case in Hollywood for decades. Although Howard seemed to have liked her time on the franchise and has already expressed grief at bidding goodbye to the Jurassic World movies, it’s evident that the role wasn’t always easy for her.

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in Jurassic World (2015).
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in Jurassic World (2015).

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Although Jurassic World Dominion may have disappointed some viewers, most of the stunt work was spectacular. Howard is pleased that she could participate in such cool action sequences using her own natural body rather than attempting to meet false beauty standards imposed by an executive.

Jurassic World Dominion is now streaming on Peacock.

Source: Variety