Bryce Dallas Howard was asked to lose weight for Jurassic World sequel

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Bryce Dallas Howard was asked to lose weight for Jurassic World sequel

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Bryce Dallas Howard has said she was told to lose weight ahead of starring in a Jurassic World sequel.

The actor and director starred as dinosaur park manager Claire Dearing for the new trio of Jurassic World movies.

Fighting alongside Chris Pratt's raptor trainer Owen Grady, she's battled prehistoric beasties and survived all the way through.

However, in a recent interview she revealed that she'd been asked to lose weight for the third film, Jurassic World: Dominion.

You might think that starring in a movie where dinosaurs break free and cause havoc a couple of times would make it clear you've got what it takes to star in a movie where dinosaurs break free and cause havoc, but apparently not.

Bryce Dallas Howard revealed that execs suggested she lose weight for the third Jurassic World movie. Credit: Moviestore Collection Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo
Bryce Dallas Howard revealed that execs suggested she lose weight for the third Jurassic World movie. Credit: Moviestore Collection Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo

Speaking to the Metro, Howard explained that ahead of Jurassic World: Dominion execs were talking about her needing to lose some weight before shooting her scenes from the movie.

She said: "What being in this third film allowed, how do I say this, how do I say this, how do I say this, 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'."

The actor and director explained that Jurassic World: Dominion director Colin Trevorrow stepped in and stood up for her against those who wanted her to change for body for a part she'd already played twice.

Howard also pointed out that if she'd been on a diet as execs wanted her to be then she wouldn't have been able to do many of the stunts in the movie.

She 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' and I got to do so many stunts that wouldn’t have been possible if I had been dieting."

Bryce Dallas Howard previously said she was paid less for her role than co-star Chris Pratt. Credit: Maximum Film / Alamy Stock Photo
Bryce Dallas Howard previously said she was paid less for her role than co-star Chris Pratt. Credit: Maximum Film / Alamy Stock Photo

The actor and director has also previously said that she was paid much less for her part in the trio of dinosaur movies than co-star Chris Pratt.

Initial reports for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom claimed that she was paid $8 million to star in the movie whereas Pratt got paid $10 million, but Howard said she was 'paid so much less' than that.

She said the reason was because she'd agreed a three movie deal back in 2014, and mentioned that Pratt pushed for her to get equal pay in areas that contract didn't cover.

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Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, Celebrity, Jurassic Park

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