Bryce Dallas Howard opens up about being raised by famous father, Ron Howard.
Even though she grew up with an Academy award-winning father, Bryce Dallas Howard was not able to appear in films, until they turned a certain age.
“I wasn’t allowed to be in the background as an extra,” Howard said at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA In Conversation podcast on Thursdsay. “The rule was we had to be seven.”
For her very first movie appearance? The 37-year-old revealed that she made her debut in the father of Ron Howard’s 1989 comedy “Parenthood” starring Steve Martin.
“But I was in his [director’s] chair, on his shoulders a sort of non-stop on the set. I think that was really an incredible experience for me,” shared the actress, who is now set for the lead role in Jurassic World: “Fallen Kingdom” on Friday.
And by being present on the set 24/7, Bryce says that they understood how talented her father was early on.
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“I always knew that what he was doing was great and that his task was great, because I was always on set,” says the actress, adding that she even remembers being on the sets of movies like “Cocoon” and “Splash.”
“These were my earliest memories, and he was very inclusive of me in particular because I was the oldest, and I was most interested in,” she explained. “And his parents were very inclusive with him, that is how he is an actor at the age of four, and so I think, because he was a prodigy, that he kind of assumed that we would all love to be able to understand everything.”
But it was only in Dallas was in the high school that they decided to continue with acting.
“When I look back at my journals when I was a child, and that kind of stuff, it never occurred to me to be an actor, it really is actually not occur to me to act until I was in high school. I was really into writing,” admitted Dallas, who went on to share that the idea to become an actress happened during a summer camp.
“I think that, that was the first time that I was really, ‘Oh people really do. This is nice. This is really fun, and people can do this,’ ” shared the actress, adding that she got to be a part of “Midsummer Night’s Dream”, along with Natalie Portman.
“I remember that I said at the end of the camp, I said to her, ‘Oh gosh. I hope one day that you get started with my day, that would be so fun,’ and she goes, ‘Bryce. I hope to work with you,” recalled Dallas.
“I was quite surprised for a second because I never thought of myself as someone who would be able to do that.”