On many occasions, actors are forced to undergo great physical transformations and thus be able to give life to the character that touches them. Throughout history we have seen the extreme physical changes of some performers who have had to gain muscle mass or lose weight to embody certain roles.
However, there are times when these changes come from pressure from the studio, so that a certain celebrity looks “good”, or that their figure is in accordance with “beauty standards”.
This was precisely what happened to Bryce Dallas Howard. The actress has worked in a large number of films, but one of her most recent successes on the big screen was in the saga of Jurassic World. The interpreter participated in the three deliveries that make up the new franchise: Jurassic World, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom y Jurassic World: Dominionpremiered in 2022.
The actress recently revealed in an interview that the studio behind the latest movie asked her to lose weight before the start of filming. Bryce, who plays the character of Claire Dearing in the story, confessed that the request came from studio executives.
Fortunately, Dallas Howard He did not have to fight alone to oppose the lawsuits, as it was director Colin Trevorrow who defended the star and put an end to the discussion. Trevorrow’s argument was blunt: “There are many different kinds of women on this planet and there are many different kinds of women in our movie.”
“And in the third movie, it was actually because there were so many women in the cast, it was something that Colin felt very strongly about in terms of protecting me…because the conversation came up again, ‘We have to ask Bryce to lose weight,'” she explained. the 41 year old actress. In addition, he acknowledged that if he had undergone a diet to lose weight he would not have been able to do the amount of stunts and action sequences that he had to do in the film.
Already in 2017, the actress and director had commented on the physical demands for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. That year, Bryce had stated that he was training to try to lose the weight he had gained after his role in Black Mirror.
This is not the first time Dallas Howard experiences some form of humiliation as part of the saga Jurassic World. In addition to the demands for change your physiquealso had to struggle with having received a lower salary than his co-star Chris Pratt.
In 2018, his salary for the second film was reported to have been $8 million, while Pratt received $10 million for his role. However, months ago the actress clarified that her pay was much lower than what she had reported at the time. “When I started negotiating for ‘Jurassic,’ it was 2014 and it was a different world, and I was at a huge disadvantage. And unfortunately, you have to sign up for three movies and that’s how your deals are set,” she explained.
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