All the key characters of the saga initiated by Steven Spielberg are back in “Jurassic World : The World After“. After the release of the film, Bryce Dallas Howard revealed that the producers asked him to lose weight, and the actress was able to count on the support of director Colin Trevorrow.
Jurassic World 3 : the end of an era
After giving way to JA Bayona on Jurassic World : Fallen KingdomColin Trevorrow returns to the controls of the cult saga launched in 1993 by Steven Spielberg with Jurassic World : The World After. A feature film that begins when many dinosaurs found themselves free after the eruption of the Isla Nublar volcano. But the film quickly abandons this plot to collect most of the franchise’s iconic characters…
When giant grasshoppers appear in Texas and threaten global food security, several leads suggest that the Biosyn company and its CEO Lewis Dodgson (Campbell Scott) could be behind this phenomenon. A series of events brings together Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), Alan Grant (Sam Neill), Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) in the Dolomites in Italy, where the headquarters of the company as well asa dinosaur sanctuary.
Omar Sy, BD Wong, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, DeWanda Wise, Isabella Sermon and Mamoudou Athie complete the distribution of the blockbuster, which has exceeded one billion dollars in worldwide receipts. A success which confirms once again that Velociraptors and other T-Rex are still popular at the box office.
Bryce Dallas Howard ordered to lose weight
In September 2022, a few months after the release of the feature film, Bryce Dallas Howard reveals that the producers asked him to lose weight before the start of filming. Trying to approach the subject with diplomacy, the actress explains to Subway UK :
How can I tell you that? How to formulate it well? I was asked not to show my natural body in the cinema. On the third film, there were a lot of female leads and Colin strongly defended me when this conversation came up, when they said, ‘We need Bryce to lose weight.
The actress adds:
On the third movie, there were a lot of female characters. And Colin staunchly shielded me from the conversation about my weight that kept coming to the front of the table.
Colin Trevorrow would have argued to the producers that“there are a lot of different women on the planet, so a lot of different women in (the) movie”. Bryce Dallas Howard believes that she would not have been able to perform the physical scenes anyway if she had lost weight. She concludes on this subject:
Plus, I had so many stunts to perform that if I had been on a diet at the time, it wouldn’t have been possible. I’m very happy to have had so many action scenes to shoot, by the way. To have been able to do all this with my body, to show this woman to the maximum of her strength. I hope this will make some understand that it is possible.