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September 18, 2018

This interview contains a small possible Fallen Kingdom spoiler

After bringing in $1 billion at the worldwide box office and setting up the next installment of the franchise in a way that opens up the story even further, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is now available on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and DVD with a slew of bonus features that includes behind-the-scenes features and interviews and a look at what it takes to bring these awe-inspiring dinosaurs to life. Directed by J.A. Bayona and executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow (who is currently working on developing the third Jurassic World film, set to be in theaters in 2021), this terrifying adventure saw Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) uncover a deadly conspiracy that could bring the planet back to prehistoric times and change life as we know it forever.

During this 1-on-1 phone interview with Collider, actress Bryce Dallas Howard talked about what it means to her to be a part of the Jurassic World franchise, signing on for such a huge series of movies, how it’s all about the dinosaurs, what she’s heard about the third Jurassic World film, her own hopes for where the story will go next, quintessential Jurassic moments, the evolution of her character, and the coolest thing about being a part of such a huge movie franchise. She also talked about how much she loved being a part of Rocketman, about the life of Elton John (with Taron Egerton in the role), and her plans to direct.

Collider: Jurassic Park was a movie that made a huge impression on so many people because watching it in the theater really made people feel like dinosaurs are really alive, and the success of all that has led us to where we are now with the franchise. So, what has it meant to you to be a part of Jurassic World?
BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD: It’s exactly what you said. I remember being 12 years old and going on opening weekend to watch Jurassic Park, and it just absolutely blew my mind, even though I was a kid who grew up on movie sets. I’ll never forget it. It was a real turning point for our industry, in terms of the kinds of stories that we could tell, because it looked like we were looking at real dinosaurs. It was unbelievable! So, for me now, as an adult, to get to be a part of this is absolutely thrilling, but what’s more thrilling is that I’ve got kids who are the same age that I was when I saw Jurassic Park, and now they’re getting to experience this, all over again. It’s incredible! It’s an incredible adventure to be a part of. It’s one of those jobs that any actor would have killed for an opportunity in, so you’re like, “Oh, my god, I’m so lucky!” The success of the movies is not because of me. It’s a rare thing when you can be a part of a movie like that, where you don’t feel like the movie is gonna succeed or fail, based on your work or your performance. It’s about the dinosaurs

Before coming to Jurassic World, you hadn’t really done anything like this franchise before, so did you have any hesitation about signing on to it, in the beginning, or was it just an immediate yes, from the beginning?
HOWARD: Of course, it was an immediate yes! I got involved around May of 2013, and then the movie actually got pushed and no one else was cast yet. There was awhile where it was like, “I’m doing this, and damn, it’s not happening,” and I wasn’t really allowed to talk to people about it. And then, finally, when the movie got the green light and was happening, Chris [Pratt] was cast shortly thereafter and it became real. From the get-go, it was just me, desperately hoping that it would happen, and then it came through. And so, the fact that there’s now multiple movies is so great.

What have you heard about the final film in this trilogy?
HOWARD: I’ve talked to a lot of different folks who are involved. Colin [Trevorrow] is writing it now with Emily [Carmichael], and she just brings such an incredible perspective and voice. They have been quite close for awhile, and Colin’s been a huge supporter of her work, and vice versa. The fact that they’re working on it now is exciting and inspiring. I saw them last week, and it’s good. It’s really, really good.

Especially with the way that Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ended, do you have any personal hopes, for what could happen, now that it feels even more wide open?
HOWARD: I think we’re gonna be seeing these characters be faced with impossible choices to make, and circumstances beyond their wildest dreams and nightmares, where these animals are now a part of the world again. It’s not just about a handful of dinosaurs that were able to be re-animated, and one hybrid dinosaur that is monstrous. Now, not only are the animals out there, but the technology is out there, as well. Who knows what people can create? I’m just really excited to see this imagined world changing.

Was there a moment on this film that felt like a quintessential Jurassic moment?
HOWARD: There are a lot of moments that feel like that. When we were on set, we would always say that it was “classic Jurassic.” That was the phrase that we used. When we would say that, you knew that it was working. Whenever you’re running, it feels very Jurassic. Looking in wonder and awe at something above you is very Jurassic. What’s cool about these movies is that, other than the dinosaurs, it’s meant to be a totally realistic, grounded world. Not a lot is being invented here. It’s real people, in a real situation, dealing with dinosaurs. That allows for performances to stay really grounded. You can have those really honest reactions that you would have, if you were confronted with an animal. It’s fun like that.

I’m a big music fan, so I’m also very excited about Rocketman, about the life of Elton John.
HOWARD: Thank you! I loved getting to work on that.

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June 5, 2018

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” will focus more on Bryce Dallas Howard’s character, Claire Dearing.

The highly anticipated film is the sequel to 2015’s “Jurassic World”, which also sees Chris Pratt reprise his role as Owen Grady and will this time be directed by J. A. Bayona. The Spanish director was aware that the previous movie was accused of sexism by many critics following its release, with several reviews mocking the fact that Bryce was required to wear high heels throughout the action-packed story. As a result, he decided to put more focus on her character this time around and give her a more central role in the plot.

“Of course, there was a lot of criticism on the first movie, and we all were very aware of it,” he detailed in an interview with Den of Geek. “But, for me, it was (a) natural thing to give more to the character of Claire because all my movies, I always had a female character in the centre. So for me it was the most natural thing to do, focus on Claire at the same level that Owen.”

“Sometimes, just replacing the lead character for a woman instead of a man, suddenly the story gets better,” the 43-year-old added.

Though “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” will not hit cinemas worldwide until later this month, Bayona has been lucky enough to watch the film amongst movie lovers at the world premiere in Madrid on May 21. And given the crowd’s reaction, he predicts that the picture will get a positive reception when it makes its debut.

“The audience reacted so well and we had a great, warm welcome,” he smiled. “And you know, these movies are made to be enjoyed with more people in the room. I had a lot of fun, especially in the last section of the movie when the whole thing turns into this horror film. It was a lot of fun.”

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May 26, 2018

Bryce Dallas Howard has revealed she had to blow dry her crotch with a hairdryer to stop her sweat from showing whilst filming action scenes for ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’
Bryce Dallas Howard suffered from “Swamp Crotch” whilst filming ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’.

The 37-year-old actress reprises her role as Claire Dearing in the fifth installment of the dinosaur action franchise and whilst shooting scenes on location in the sweltering heat in Hawaii – which is used as the set for the fictional Isla Nublar in the movie – her outfits would show up embarrassing sweat patches from the intense action scenes.

But Bryce came up with an ingenious solution to her sweat problem.

Speaking on ‘The Graham Norton Show’, she confessed: “It was so hot in the jungle that my trousers showed all the sweat! So I used a hair dryer to get rid of the stain – it became so normal I would do it all the time and in front of anyone.”

Her co-star Chris Pratt, 38, also revealed another challenging part of the shoot was when the cast had to spend long hours submerged in water so director J. A. Bayona could get the perfect shot.

Pratt hinted that the cast resorted to “peeing in the pool” in between takes even though they weren’t meant to, because he never saw anyone go for a bathroom break.

The Hollywood hunk explained: “We were nine days in the water and there was a lot of chlorine – there were a lot of people in there! And whilst you weren’t supposed to pee in the pool nobody actually got out!”

Bryce interjected to tell Chris he wasn’t supposed to spill their on-set secrets and joked that she tried to “stay dehydrated” to stop her needing to pee.

She said: “There was a certain amount of freedom being in the water! You’ve been telling that story for seven months now and I am so very ashamed – I did try to remain dehydrated!”

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April 20, 2018

Bryce in Redbook

Many thanks to Anne I have high quality scans from Redbook!


April 14, 2018

Hey everyone, I have some photos of Bryce’s article in the May 2018 issue of Redbook, in stores now! I, unfortunately, don’t have a scanner so I had to use my phone so these are not the best quality. I apologize for that and I hope you enjoy these anyway!

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April 9, 2018

The Time’s Up movement against sexual harassment has left a lasting mark on “Jurassic World” star Bryce Dallas Howard.

“I’ve been [wimpy] about it in the past. I didn’t want people to think I wasn’t grateful for opportunities,” she said about asking for a higher salary. “I also get scared off by every threat during a negotiation. They’ll say, ‘We’ll just have to find someone else,’ and I back off. You can’t do that.”

Howard, who appears on the May cover of Redbook, opened up to the magazine about gender inequality in Hollywood.

“I’m not a spender. I live in a three-bedroom house — in fact, we just downsized. I know that we’re privileged; we don’t have to worry about paying our rent or our medical bills,” said Howard, who has two children with actor Seth Gabel.

“But I wish people knew that this is what the life of most successful female celebrities is,” she continued. “What we get paid is totally, completely, astronomically different than what male celebrities get paid. And for women of color, it’s a hundred times worse.”

Howard said the gender pay gap is surprising even to her father, Ron Howard, the former child actor turned Oscar-winning director.

“Even my dad has been shocked at how expensive it is to be a woman in the industry,” she said. “You’re told that it’s important to have a manager as well as an agent, and for a guy that’s not as important. That’s 20 percent out of your paycheck rather than 10 percent.”

Although she grew up with a famous father, Howard did not have an overly privileged childhood.

“My mom (Cheryl Howard) grew up in poverty and was terrified that her privileged children were not going to be contributing members of society,” Howard said. “I realize now, as a parent, that some of the things she did to follow through on teachable moments were a bit extreme. But other things, like we don’t have trust funds and were told, ‘You’re 14 — you need to get a job,’ I’m so grateful for.”

Howard also recalled her first job.

“I started working at a restaurant when I was 14, and I’d be like, I just got yelled at by a customer,” she said. “OK, I survived. Those moments made me feel like a capable person, and a lot of kids I knew growing up didn’t.”

Howard will be back alongside Chris Pratt in the sequel “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” in June, but this time her character Claire has swapped out her infamous heels for more practical boots.

“The first film for me was so much more challenging, but I didn’t realize it until I had boots on!” Howard said. “Claire’s a girl who can totally sprint in heels, but maximum effort in boots is much easier.”

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And here is the gorgeous Redbook cover! Pick up a copy on April 17!


December 17, 2017

I will definitely picking this novel up when it’s released!

It’s finally happening. The Jurassic Park universe is canonically expanding beyond the films. One of the most requested things from fans has continuously been an expansion of the fiction, whether it be via an animated series, comics, novels, or more. It now seems Universal has listened, and the first expansion will be coming May 2018 in the form of a Young Adult novel by Random House Books.

The novel, seemingly awaiting a more formal title, is currently titled ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Hardcover Young Adult Novel’. While the title isn’t much to go off of, Random House has also provided an exciting synopsis on what readers can expect:

Discover the beginnings of one of Jurassic World‘s most beloved characters–Claire Dearing–in this original action-packed young adult novel.

During the events of Jurassic World, Claire Dearing faced the savage fury of dinosaurs unleashed . . . but it wasn’t the first time. In this entirely new coming-of-age story, Claire lands an elite internship working for Simon Masrani and soon discovers his plans to build an all-new theme park–Jurassic World! Along the way, Claire establishes valuable relationships with both her peers and the prehistoric creatures she studies, but when the situation turns dangerous, she begins to see the dinosaurs in a different light. Fans of Jurassic World will delight in filling in the gaps of Claire’s past, all while gaining insights into the experiences that transformed her into the strong woman we know today.

May 08, 2018 | 304 Pages | Young Adult

The Young Adult fiction genre is typically considered to be written for ages 12-20’s, though the exact age range isn’t particularly defined, nor does it dictate who can enjoy the writings. This isn’t the first time the franchise had side stories via books, as the Jurassic Park Adventures series based on Eric Kirby’s adventures existed, but those targeted younger ages and were widely considered non-canon by fans.

The timeframe for this prequel novel is interesting, as it seems to begin before Jurassic World was event built, and will likely dive deep into the backstory of how Masrani Global handled InGen assets, and became the corporation we saw in the 2015 film. While it follows Claire’s perspective, the novel will quite possibly cross paths with individuals like Dr. Henry Wu, Vic Hoskisn, and other players, like the already confirmed Simon Masrani.

Will we see the cleanup of Nublar, the construction of Jurassic World, and inception of of ideas like the Indominus Rex in this novel? Time will tell – and hopefully it may even clarify longstanding question like the fate of Isla Nublar, why Hammond endorsed Jurassic World after his character motivation shift in The Lost World, and perhaps dig deep into pieces of the fiction the films have never touched upon.

But most off all, the novel will take us through the character evolution, motivation, and growth of Claire Dearing (played by Bryce Dallas Howard in the films), who Colin Trevorrow has previously stated is main character of the Jurassic World trilogy. It’s especially great to see a leading women take the spotlight and kick off the official Jurassic expanded universe, where as the easy and expected route would be putting someone like Owen Grady in the spotlight.

We’re excited, and hope this is only the first book of an exciting Jurassic World EU – the opportunities are endless, and we can’t wait to read the novel! If this is only the tip of the spear, perhaps in time a Dr. Henry Wu book series will come as well, detailing the timeline between Jurassic Park and Jurassic World, explaining how and why he comes off so cold in World, and dive deep into science of InGen not seen since Michael Crichton created the franchise.

Finally, dinosaur enthusiasts also have a publication to look forward to, which also seems to dive into the expanded fiction of Jurassic World – the ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Dinosaur Survival Guide’:

Relive the excitement of the blockbuster film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom–which opens to US audiences on June 22, 2018–with this must-have survival guide!

Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom releases in theaters on June 22, 2018, bringing with it all the wonder, adventure, and thrills of one of the most popular and successful franchises in cinema history. This all-new motion picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs, including Blue, the Velociraptor; Tyrannosaurus rex; and Mosasaurus–along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before!

This indispensable full-color survival guide features all the facts about the Jurassic World dinosaurs that you need to know to survive on the island–as well as the top-secret history of how it all began.

May 08, 2018 | 80 Pages | 6-9 years

Top secret history of how it all began? Say no more. Perhaps this visual guide will finally give a defined canonical explanation of the dinosaur variations seen throughout the franchise!

Let us know if you will be picking up the Claire prequel novel, and what stories you hope the expanded universe digs into! And as always, stay tuned for the latest news.

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September 19, 2017

This is just a rumor as of now, but if this news is accurate then this is something to look forward to 🙂

Jurassic World 2 is already in the can and director J.A. Bayona is currently busy getting the movie edited together for release next year. The question on the minds of many fans at this point in time is when can we expect to see the first teaser trailer for the movie? Well, we may very well have our answer and it looks like the first Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer will arrive just in time for Thanksgiving this year.

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September 18, 2017

Can’t decide on your next travel destination? Bryce Dallas Howard recommends New Zealand. Thanks to her Jurassic World shooting schedule, which has taken her to the country for months at a time since the first film’s release in 2015, she has quickly moved from “tourist” to “semi-local.” When she’s not shooting alongside her Jurassic World co-star Chris Pratt (the sequel hits theaters in 2018), you can find her exploring New Zealand’s vast green hills, breathtaking oceans, and hip shops.

“New Zealand is this magical dreamland,” she tells InStyle. “It’s like a utopia where the people radiate kindness and the adventures of the natural world call to you.”

If that’s not enough to convince you, Howard, who’s now a brand ambassador for Tourism New Zealand, shares her top five secret spots to explore. Check them out below.

PAPER PLANE IN MOUNT MAUNGANUI
“I wish I could live in this store!” Howard says. “It’s the brick-and-mortar of one of New Zealand’s coolest online stores (paperplanestore.com). In essence, it’s a carefully curated collection of very stylish and beautiful products. If you are in the neighborhood and want to pile on a gluttony of cuteness, visit Sugar Town Cake Parlour, too. The name says it all.”

COMMONSENSE ORGANICS IN WELLINGTON
“In Wellington, I visit Commonplace Organics daily,” she tells us. “It’s your one-stop, ethical grocery shop. I felt like I was part of a community whenever I was in there, and marveled at the variety and selection. There are many New Zealand products I’m dying to export. Plus, its next door neighbor, Hot Yoga of New Zealand, complements Commonsense quite nicely.”

EAST CAPE
“One of the most under-visited places in New Zealand is the East Cape,” she says. “It’s the first in the world to welcome the sunrise, which makes for a magical experience. Not many tourists visit since it’s a region off the beaten track, but it’s just as beautiful as the rest of the country.”

AORAKI MACKENZIE DARK SKY RESERVE
“The most incredible place to see stars and the Southern Lights in New Zealand is the Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve,” she says. “It’s a breathtaking view of heaven.”

HOKITIKA GORGE
“If you want to see water that’s naturally the color of blue Gatorade, make your way to Hokitika Gorge,” she says. “These stunning glacial pools can be viewed from fun swing bridges and short trails built for exploring.”


September 4, 2017

Wickaninnish Inn
Vancouver Island, Canada

“‘When we were living in Vancouver my husband took me here to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and my birthday. Tofino is a long drive and a three-hour ferry ride away, but the journey was epic, a bit like a Miyazaki film. The inn is right on the water; it was so dramatic, stormy and romantic.'”

Kaua’i Marriott Resort
Hawaii

‘Kauai, also known as the Garden Island, is the most untouched of all the Hawaiian islands. Also, a lot of the Jurassic Park films were shot on Kauai. The hotel is massive; it’s such a relaxing place to be. After a 15-minute drive you’ll find organic-juice shops, a dojo where I did kick-boxing, and sweet little villages. It’s a wonderful balance.’

QT Museum Wellington
North Island, New Zealand

‘The town of Wellington is like Williamsburg, New York, but on the ocean and surrounded by woods. This is a design hotel filled with contemporary art, and it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen. Normally hotels go for the more traditional, something that works for everybody, but not this place. It really represents the aesthetic of an art dealer and is a bit like staying in a museum.’

COMO Parrot Cay
Turks & Caicos

‘When I was growing up, we would always go wherever my dad [director Ron Howard] was shooting a film. So our family holidays would be a road trip somewhere near where we lived in Greenwich, Connecticut. Then when I was 18 my mum brought me here – just the two of us – for a week. It was a side of the planet I had never been to, and it was exquisite: the beaches, the candlelit yoga, the amazing, fancy food. Ringo Starr was there at the same time. I haven’t had an experience like that since; it was such a shock how fancy it was.’

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July 21, 2017

If you are ever planning on visiting New Zealand, our lovely Bryce has some recommendations 🙂

Bryce Dallas Howard is famous for appearing in films like The Help, Jurassic Park and Pete’s Dragon, but the actress’s latest role is tourism ambassador for New Zealand!

A longtime fan of the beautiful landscape, Howard first visited the country at age five where her dad, Ron Howard, was directing the fantasy film Willow.

“It was like stepping into a portal and stepping out into a magical kingdom,” recalls Bryce. “The green was shocking, the mountains epic, the water full of what looked to me to be sparkling diamonds. I have been chasing this experience my whole life. New Zealand is truly my ‘happy place.’”

Here, Howard’s must-see destinations when visiting New Zealand:

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July 20, 2017

Here is a video of Bryce talking about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom! Enjoy!

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July 20, 2017

With the news that Pete’s Dragon star Bryce Dallas Howard is teaming up with Tourism New Zealand and National Geographic Travel to persuade North Americans to visit our shores, we felt it was time to remember the best moments of the 36-year-old’s screen career so far.

Starting out in some of her Dad’s Ron’s movies (Parenthood, Apollo 13, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), the flame-haired firecracker has delivered some impressive performances for directors as diverse as Lars Von Trier, M Night Shyamalan and Clint Eastwood.

Next scheduled to be seen on our screens in next year’s Jurassic Park sequel, in the interim has selected our five favourite BDH roles so far.

Black Mirror: Nosedive (2016)

Part of the third series of the popular sci-fi infused black comedies, this sees Howard play insecure office worker Lacie, a woman who lives in a world where everyone is rated out of five. The story follows Lacie as she pursues a higher rating and it probes modern humanities crazy, unhinged affair with social media and the instant gratification and anxiety that goes along with it.

Howard is both the smiling face and key to this darkly humourous and thought-provoking tale.

The Help (2011)

Part of a terrific ensemble cast, Howard was a memorable figure as hissable villain Hilly Holbrook in this adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s 1960s-set novel.

Ruling her Mississippi town with a big smile and an iron fist, Holbrook had the potential to be strictly one-dimensional, but Howard imbued her with a surprising amount of nuance and depth.

Jurassic World (2015)

In a sequel set more than decades after the events of 1993’s Jurassic Park, Howard is InGen’s senior assets manager Claire Dearing. Just three weeks out from the opening of the Indominus Rex, she’s forced to call in Chris Pratt’s Owen Grady to assess the facility for vulnerabilities.

At the heart of this smart, sassy and scary slice of blockbusting entertainment, Grady and Dearing’s spiky relationship offers a nice injection of screwball comedy amongst the carnage.

Manderley (2005)

Taking over the role of Grace Margaret Mulligan from Nicole Kidman (Dogville), Howard was given her first real opportunity to showcase her acting chops in Lars Von Trier’s second-act of his still-yet-to-be-completed controversial trilogy.

Like the earlier film, set dressing is at a minimum, Howard and company having to rely on their imaginations as much as anything to bring to life a cotton plantation circa 1933.

The Village (2004)

Howard is the poster girl for perhaps the most polarising of M Night Shyamalan’s twisty-turny thrillers.

Despite being surrounded by a cast of acting luminaries like Sigourney Weaver, Adrien Brody, William Hurt and Joaquin Phoenix, the 23-year-old steals the limelight with a powerful performance that also provides this tale of a small, isolated hamlet who live in fear of the outside world with its emotional core.

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July 19, 2017

It’s the warm, laidback nature of Kiwis – above everything else – that made me fall in love with this beautiful place. If you want to truly experience New Zealand, you’ve got to put yourself in their shoes and embrace the Kiwi lifestyle.

Start with a good coffee
Coffee isn’t just a morning pick-me-up in New Zealand; it’s a way of life. Wellington is New Zealand’s coffee capital and my personal coffee heaven.

It’s no exaggeration when I say Wellington coffee is the best in the world – seriously, the best! Your barista will become your best friend. They’ll learn your name, what you like to order and make getting a coffee a personal experience – every day.

There are multiple coffee roasters in Wellington so a great cup of coffee is around every corner. While I never had a bad cup, my favorite cafés are Havana, Flight, Supreme and Mojo.

To market, to market
During my time in New Zealand I saw first-hand how farm to table has always been part of Kiwi cuisine. It’s absolutely commonplace to buy vegetables direct from the grower even in the city.

Popping into the market, grabbing a coffee and a delicious morsel for breakfast along with some fabulous produce is one of life’s absolute pleasures.

In downtown Wellington, the Harbourside Markets open every Sunday so growers can sell directly to the people who appreciate where their food comes from. In fact you’ll find a weekly farmer’s market in most towns and cities.

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July 19, 2017

Actress Bryce Dallas Howard says her enthusiasm for New Zealand hasn’t dimmed since she first visited at age 5 and was so stunned by the scenery she felt like she’d arrived on another planet.

Howard this week begins a campaign to promote the South Pacific nation as a tourist destination to Americans and Canadians. Howard first visited New Zealand when her father Ron Howard was directing the 1988 movie “Willow.”

She said her home city of Los Angeles was smog-ridden at the time.

“We arrived at night, in Queenstown, and I’ll never forget this: I woke up, and there were these huge, huge windows in the house where we were staying. I looked out, and it was as if I’d stepped into a portal, or been transported to some other planet. It was like a Utopian version of Earth.”

She said she’d never seen such stunning mountains and fields, oceans and forests, and the experience opened her up to a world beyond her family’s life in the suburb of Encino.

Howard, who starred in “The Help” and “Jurassic World,” spent four or five months in New Zealand more recently while working on the fantasy-adventure “Pete’s Dragon,” released last year.

She told The Associated Press in a recent interview that filming the movie was a magical time for her because so much of it was shot outdoors. She visited a number of towns and saw everything from farm shows to ancient kauri trees.

Howard’s tourism campaign features videos shot by National Geographic Travel focusing on things like food, hiking and city life. Organized by Tourism New Zealand and funded by the nation’s government, the campaign cost about 2 million New Zealand dollars ($1.5 million).

Tourism is growing in New Zealand, and last year overtook dairy as the nation’s top earner of overseas dollars. About 3.6 million people visited in the year ending in May, with the most tourists coming from Australia, followed by China and then the U.S.

The surge has placed a strain on some services and towns, and upset some residents. In one recent survey, 21 percent of New Zealanders said they thought there were too many tourists, up from 13 percent in 2015.

Tourism New Zealand Chief Executive Stephen England-Hall said there is still room for the industry to grow, especially if tourists can be encouraged to visit different places and come at different times of the year. He said Howard was a natural fit to promote New Zealand because of her genuine love for the country.

Howard said two of her favorite places were the capital city, Wellington, because of its vibrant markets and community of hipsters and entrepreneurs; and the relaxed beach town Mount Maunganui.

She said New Zealand was relatively safe, not only from crime but also because it lacked snakes or other dangerous animals. The travel time and jetlag from the U.S. aren’t as bad as many imagine, she added.

“Globally, we’re going through this intense time, with high levels of anxiety,” she said. “It’s been proven again and again that what’s most valuable, how you find happiness, are experiences rather than things.”

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July 8, 2017

In the first movie he seemed to be under constant attack by rampaging dinos.
But it seems Chris Pratt’s latest enemy is the ocean itself, as he and Bryce Dallas Howard struggled to clamber out of the surf on Friday while shooting Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in Oahu, Hawaii.
Chris, 38, is reclaiming his role as Owen Grady, while Bryce, 36, is reprising her role as Claire Dearing.

During filming, the duo could be seen scrambling on their stomachs towards the beach as the ocean roils around them.
Of course the downtime between takes meant that the stars could cavort in the waves in a sillier manner, leading at one point to the pair basking in the sun together.

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April 9, 2017

The DC Extended Universe is in need of red-headed women. Warner Bros. will soon be needing to cast a lead for Joss Whedon’s recently revealed Batgirl movie and, if rumors are true, that film will be focused on Barbara Gordon.

Then there’s Gotham City Sirens, the Harley Quinn-centric spinoff of Suicide Squad. The film will see Harley teaming up with other female villains from Gotham City, including Catwoman and the red-headed plant-lover Poison Ivy.

Poison Ivy has been brought to the big screen once before. She was portrayed by Uma Thurman in Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin. Who will follow in Thurman’s footsteps? It seems like Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard may be up for the job.

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March 6, 2017

Chris Pratt holds “spontaneous dance parties” on the set of the ‘Jurassic World’ sequel.

The 37-year-old actor’s co-star Bryce Dallas Howard is “so excited” to be returning as Claire in the sequel to the 2015 movie and has revealed just what the cast and crew get up to when they have some downtime.

Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter from the set of the action film, she said: “Making a Jurassic film is challenging, exhilarating and most importantly fun. No matter the footwear, Claire is a woman who gets things done.

“I’m so excited to be doing it a second time. Plus Chris Pratt is here every day doing his spontaneous dance parties – what’s better than that?”

Meanwhile, director J.A. Bayona previously teased the sequel will be “darker” than the previous movie.

When asked if the movie with have a political subtext, he said: “Yeah, you’re right. I think there’s a lot of that in the new ‘Jurassic’. I think there’s a lot of possessiveness towards our creations. I think it’s very interesting where the new movie is heading.

“It’s so different from the other films, it talks a lot about the moment we live in right now. It’s darker … but at the same time it’s going to be a lot of fun. It’s a blockbuster, you have Chris Pratt, it’s a great adventure, but it’s very interesting the way the film is darker than the other ones.”

Bayona – who has also been at the helm of ‘The Orphanage’ and ‘A Monster Calls’ – insists the ‘Jurassic World’ sequel will be “very different” from those movies.

He added: “‘Jurassic’ is going to be very different from ‘A Monster Calls’ or ‘The Orphanage,’ but they called me because they loved ‘The Orphanage’ and ‘The Impossible’ and they wanted me to be leading the new ‘Jurassic.’ I think you’re going to find some stuff that will remind you of my movies.”

The ‘Jurassic World’ sequel is slated for release in June 2018.


March 2, 2017

Awards season is over — but not for Bryce Dallas Howard.

The actress is finishing up a gig as one of the guest judges for the second annual Moet Moment Film Festival, a short film competition sponsored by the champagne brand. On the heels of news that the due date for entries has been extended to March 27 — with a winner scheduled to be revealed at a Tribeca Film Festival dinner party on April 26 — The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Howard, a task easier said than done.

She’s in the thick of filming the as-yet untitled sequel to Jurassic World, reprising her role as Claire in the anticipated J.A. Bayona-directed flick alongside Chris Pratt. But during a break on set, the 35-year-old was game to give updates on the new installment, why she loves Beyonce so much and what it means to her to be dubbed the “Everywoman’s Fashion Icon” by Vanity Fair.

You’re back at work now filming the sequel to Jurassic World. I know you’re working long days — thank you for fitting in this interview — so what is it like to be back in those shoes? And are they high heels again?

Making a Jurassic film is challenging, exhilarating and most importantly fun. No matter the footwear, Claire is a woman who gets things done. I’m so excited to be doing it a second time. Plus Chris Pratt is here every day doing his spontaneous dance parties — what’s better than that?

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February 14, 2017

Jurassic World 2 is finally gearing up for production.

Director J.A. Bayona and the rest of the Jurassic World 2 production team have finally begun work on the Jurassic World sequel to make sure that the film lands somewhere close to its expected release date. The film’s producer Frank Marshall signaled the beginning of the film’s production with a photo shared on Twitter.

The new reveal from Marshall doesn’t offer up much in terms of the plot of Jurassic World 2, however according to a report by Cosmic Book News, Colin Trevorrow has indicated that the untitled Jurassic World sequel would be much scarier.

“It will be more suspenseful and scary. It’s just the way it’s designed; it’s the way the story plays out. I knew I wanted Bayona to direct it long before anyone ever heard that was a possibility, so the whole thing was just built around his skill set,” the original Jurassic World director revealed in an older interview.

Slated for release on June 22, 2018, Jurassic World 2 will see the return of Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. While Trevorrow is back writing the script for the film together with Derek Connolly, the directorial reigns have been given to Bayona.


February 11, 2017

It’s a trip of 30 minutes and many, many income brackets from where I’ve been living, on New York’s Bushwick/Bed Stuy border in not-yet-completely gentrified Brooklyn, to the mid-town Manhattan edifice of the Waldorf Astoria hotel.

It’s a truly, bitterly freezing cold day to make the trip too. A hard frost is riming the sidewalks and I’m thankful for the Swanndri bush shirt I’m wearing and the cheap pair of polypropylene gloves I’ve taken to keeping in my bag at all times.

Freezing, but spectacularly beautiful. Seen from the M train, racketing over the Williamsburg Bridge, the East River is a millpond, only disturbed by the bustle of ferries, garbage barges and – god alone knows why – one lone jet-skier carving some noise out of the frigid, steely water and the low winter sunlight.

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February 11, 2017

Shooting “Pete’s Dragon” brought back many fond memories for Bryce Dallas Howard.

Playing the forest-ranger daughter of Robert Redford’s character, who tells tall tales about a mythical dragon, brought to mind fantastical stories she heard from her own dad — famed director Ron Howard.

“I’m one of four kids and he would drive us to school every morning and use us as a test audience and test out the story of his films on us,” Howard said in a recent interview.

“I remember him telling me the story of ‘Willow’ on one of these car rides, I remember the story to ‘Far and Away’ being told to me on one of these rides, and he would test out a lot of ‘The Grinch.’

“I think it was a powerful exercise for him, to tell his story out loud and get a sense of where the audience would react based on how his very, very honest, blunt children would react.”

Howard said she was “obsessed” as a kid with Disney’s original “Pete’s Dragon” from 1977.

“We had a VHS copy of the film that we just basically ran into the ground,” said Howard, whose other credits include “The Help” and “Jurassic World.”

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February 6, 2017

Seemingly the entire planet has been waiting for the sequel to 2015’s wildly popular movie, Jurassic World ever since we watched Bryce Dallas Howard coax the T-Rex out of her habitat to battle the great Indominus Rex.

Now, Howard has confirmed that the sequel has not only being produced but also that the production is beginning very soon. According to Howard, she and co-star Chris Pratt will both be returning to their roles for the second movie, tentatively titled Jurassic World 2. As she told Entertainment Tonight, “I’m getting ready to go to [film] Jurassic [World 2]. I’m leaving really soon. It’s awesome. Now we’re in the flow of things where everyone is talking every day and we’re gonna go put on a show!” The latest installment in the storied Jurassic Park franchise earned $1.67 billion worldwide and was the second highest grossing film in 2015 domestically (only behind The Force Awakens), so it was pretty much a given that a sequel was on its way.

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February 4, 2017

Bryce Dallas Howard is getting ready to return to the Jurassic World franchise!

The 35-year-old actress revealed to ET that she will begin shooting a sequel to the film “really soon.”

“I’m getting ready to go to [film] Jurassic [World 2] and I got contact lenses to block off my pupil,” Howard told ET’s Cameron Mathison during the SAG Awards red carpet on Sunday, noting that she has sensitivity to bright lights and it sometimes makes it hard for her to shoot.

“I’m leaving really soon,” she said, adding, “It’s awesome. Now we’re in the flow of things where everyone is talking every day and we’re gonna go put on a show!”

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February 4, 2017

Bryce Dallas Howard has a laugh that should be heard to be appreciated. It’s hearty and genuine — an infectious burst of gusto that happens when she gets excited about something, such as acting, which, surprisingly enough, is not something that all actors enjoy talking about. But in Howard’s case she does.

Over the course of a couple of phone chats — one interrupted by a dead cell phone battery — one can hear the earnest joy in her voice, usually followed by that laughter, when talking about her journey from M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village, her feature film debut, to the massive success of Jurassic World despite her character’s penchant for running in heels from dinosaurs and, most recently, her 2017 Screen Actors Guild Award-nominated performance in an episode of Netflix’s Black Mirror.

“Maybe this is a little corny, but I’m a third-generation actor, so it’s awesome to be recognized in that way,” Howard tells ET about why being nominated for a SAG Award is so particularly special.

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February 4, 2017

Bryce Dallas Howard wants to get into directing without giving up her acting career.
The Jurassic World actress has directed a number of shorts including the 2006 short film Orchids and she wishes she could focus on directing her first feature.

However, being a director requires about two years of work per project and she doesn’t want to become like her dad Ron Howard, who began his career as an actor but now only directs.

“It’s (directing) really doable and fun, and it’s that vibe that I had in college, where it’s like, ‘Let’s put on a show,'” she told The Times newspaper. “Permit or no permit, you did it. I don’t want to give up acting like my dad did, though.”

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February 4, 2017

Here is a new video of Bryce talking about the American Dream 🙂

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January 19, 2017

Bryce Dallas Howard says Jurassic World 2 will go in an exciting, unexpected direction, JoBlo reports. Her character, Claire, will be greatly changed by the events of the last movie. However, Howard says at her core she’s still the same person.

“That’s part of the story, that’s part of the journey. She definitely went through a lot and is permanently changed because of that,” Howard said of Claire. “But she is also who she is. Chris [Pratt] and I are already having a lot of fun with that.”

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January 19, 2017

Bryce Dallas Howard’s son happily tells her “no” to some of her red carpet outfit ideas.
Bryce Dallas Howard gets red carpet style advice from her nine-year-old son.

The flame haired actress has Theodore and daughter Beatrice, who turns five on Thursday (19Jan17), with husband Seth Gabel.

When getting ready for big events Bryce will often ask her offspring what they think, and she admits it’s Theodore who gives her the best feedback.

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January 19, 2017

“Jurassic World 2” is still a year away and it hasn’t started production yet. It will begin this February, and it seems that the franchise is going to be bigger and darker. Bryce Dallas Howard, who stars as Claire in “Jurassic World”, hinted that her character will be very different in the sequel.

Bryce Dallas Howard has dinosaurs on her mind

Bryce Dallas Howard couldn’t keep her next project out of her mind. The actress is currently promoting her film, “Gold”, in which she stars opposite Matthew McConaughey as his girlfriend. The story revolves around the couple trudging through the Indonesian jungle looking for gold. The media couldn’t help asking the 35-year-old actress about the highly-anticipated “Jurassic World 2”.

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January 11, 2017

Blockbuster actress Bryce Dallas Howard is riding high in Hollywood, but she has unfinished business in New York — and it involves hitting the books.

The “Jurassic World” star and Broadway veteran tells Confidential she’s determined to finish her degree at New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts, which she left after three years in 2003, to take acting roles on Broadway.

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December 12, 2016

FOR Bryce Dallas Howard, movies are a family affair.

In a glittering career, Bryce Dallas Howard has gone from pint-sized extra to mature queen of drama.

The actress, film-maker, writer and mother of two has developed into a leading lady with an Oscar-nominated reputation who has graced the big screen in a series of hit films from Terminator Salvation to Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter and Jurassic World.

And it all started in the great outdoors of Greenwich, US.

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November 30, 2016

Jurassic World took audiences by storm last year, but there hasn’t been much spoken about the upcoming sequel since, aside from the fact that there will most certainly be one.

While plot details haven’t been revealed (as they are most likely still being decided upon), actress Bryce Dallas Howard will be reprising her role as Claire. In a recent interview with CBR, she was asked about the status of the next film in the franchise, and if any story has been solidified yet.

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November 29, 2016

Bryce Dallas Howard filmed Jurassic World and Pete’s Dragon — two tentpole blockbusters featuring behemoth CGI creatures — in such close proximity the actress admits that there were points where she forgot which set she was on. As she puts it: “One almost felt like an extension of the other, and I really would get confused all the time.”

It doesn’t seem like Howard has stopped working since, either. The 35-year-old mother of two recently appeared in an episode of Netflix’s buzzed-about series Black Mirror and will soon be seen in the December drama Gold opposite Matthew McConaughey.

In between she chatted with Yahoo Movies for a Facebook Live (watch above) to promote this week’s home release of Pete’s Dragon, Disney’s live-action update of the 1977 favorite. Some highlights:

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November 29, 2016

If you’re looking for a feel-good family movie this holiday season (and one that will undoubtedly make you cry…a lot), look no further than Pete’s Dragon. The 1977 animated movie got the live-action treatment earlier this year, and it’s hitting the DVD (and/or, streaming) shelves next week just in time for you to snag a copy for the die-hard Disney enthusiasts in your life. It even stars a Disney enthusiasts!

Of course, we’re talking about the delightful Bryce Dallas Howard, who traded in her Black Mirror and her dinosaurs for a little while to play Grace, a park ranger who happens to come across the orphaned Pete in the woods, and soon finds herself face-to-face with Elliot — that’s the dragon of Pete’s Dragon fame.

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October 20, 2016

Black Mirror season three is set to premiere on October 21, 2016 and in support of the upcoming season, Netflix has released a new behind the scenes video featuring interview snippets with the cast and producers. The new video gives fans of the series created, written, and executive produced by Charlie Brooker a sneak peek into the bizarre world of Black Mirror.

Season three’s cast includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve, James Norton, Cherry Jones, Wyatt Russell, Alex Lawther, Jerome Flynn, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mackenzie Davis, Michael Kelly, Malachi Kirby, Kelly McDonald, and Faye Marsay. Joe Wright (Atonement), Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane), James Watkins (The Woman in Black), Owen Harris, Jacob Verbruggen (London Spy) and James Hawes directed season three’s episodes, and Rashida Jones and Michael Schur wrote the “Nosedive” episode.

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October 12, 2016

Here is another article that talks about Black Mirror as well as a featurette video, which I also linked below.


October 12, 2016

There is a review for Black Mirror, along with a video, which is in the article and linked below! I also added a new photo of Bryce from the article in the gallery!

TV Review: Black Mirror, The Fall


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