‘Jurassic World‘ star Bryce Dallas Howard is also a filmmaking force
Bryce Dallas Howard lives a fairly awesome Hollywood life, sharing the screen with hungry dinosaurs and telling the Mandalorian and Baby Yoda what to do while sitting in a director’s chair. She also loves stunt work, although Howard is not yet ready to become the next Tom Cruise.
“I want be able to do as much as possible that is never going to slow production down, but my rule is that insurance has to cover it,” Howard says, adding one of her frequent and infectious laughs that delightfully pepper an interview.
In the new sci-fi action adventure “Jurassic World Dominion” (in theaters now), Howard’s character Claire Dearing – who’s evolved from theme-park manager in heels to dino-saving hero in sensible footwear over three “Jurassic World” films – navigates a rooftop chase, hides underwater from a gigantic beast and parachutes out of a plane, and then attacked by a deadly winged Quetzalcoatlus. For the plane stunt, director Colin Trevorrow asked if she wanted to do it for real, Cruise style, “and thank God, insurance came to the rescue,” Howard quips.