Bryce Dallas Howard is the daughter of a very famous man in Hollywood — director Ron Howard, but she is becoming an industry heavy-weight in her own right.
Howard, who was married last August and gave birth to her son Theo in February, stars in the box-office smash “Spider-Man 3” as Gwen Stacy — Mary Jane’s rival for Spider-Man’s affection.
The film required Howard, who grew up in Greenwich, Conn., to do some risky stunts – like falling out of a building. A crane blows through her office building and she ends up suspended over Fifth Avenue. All this happened during the very beginning of her pregnancy — before even knew she was carrying a child. She found out soon there after.
“Well, I was really scared,” she told Early Show co-anchor Hannah Storm. “At first I was like, ‘Oh, my God, I should have known.’ I felt so irresponsible. But it was O.K. He was very — he was like practically just conceived, so thank God, it was okay.”
Theo is doing well, Howard said. He sleeps through the night and eats well. He has also taught his mother how to be flexible.
“You have certain expectations and things that you want to be just a certain way,” she said. “And then you realize that it can’t be the way that you expect it…I would be hard on myself or really disappointed, and then you just — if you just kind of let go of all that and really be present with your child and just do the best you can at every given moment, then, you know, then things usually turn out, hopefully.”
Her director father loves being a grandfather. Howard said the director, a father of four, is very nurturing and having an infant around has brought out a “youthful side of him.”
“I mean, he’s behaving almost like a kid again,” she said.
Howard, who studied drama at New York University, said that playing Gwen Stacy was fun because she completely changed her look from a red-head to bleach blonde to play the flirty and devious Gwen Stacy.
“I never really dyed my hair anything significant from my natural hair color,” she said. “I was bleaching it every 10 days because my roots were like, ‘I’m a redhead, please, I’m a redhead!’ It was unreal. My husband was just like, hmm, ‘I kind of like this.'”
Bryce is set to appear as a guest on the CBS Early Show on May 7 (today).
thanks to smallcaps at the imdb.com boards
Bryce will be a guest on the Ellen Degeneres show on May 11th.
A huge, huge thank you to David for recording Bryce on Jay Leno last night! ..and we have the clip here for you already! Bryce seems so sweet, although the interview is short, she as always is a pleasure to watch and I am still shocked that she gave birth only 10 weeks ago!.. I also added a few screen captures to the gallery…
Bryce and the rest of the Spider-Man 3 Cast were on TRL yesterday… I have just added a bunch of photographs to the gallery, plus you can watch the video below!
IGN posted a new video interview with Bryce, you can watch it here. I will add caps later.
Btw, I would love to see more people joining the forums! we need members 🙂
Bryce looked gorgeous last night at the New York Premiere for Spider-Man 3!
I have added 60 photographs from the premiere along with an additional 25 from the Today Show appearence earlier yesterday.
Being the daughter of Ron Howard, Bryce Dallas Howard could be considered Hollywood royalty, but you would never know it. In person she is probably one of the most down to earth people you could ever meet. Howard, who plays Gwen Stacy in ‘Spider-Man 3’, was thrilled to take on the role. “I was so excited. I love this franchise. I was a huge fan of the first film. When I saw the second film I was completely blown away. I liked it better than the first, which I didn’t think was possible. I became one of those people who started going on the Internet seeing what are the rumors and what’s going on. When I found out they were having another female character I was all over that.”
Howard did a great deal of prep for the role, but in her research of the character she found a few surprises. “When I did start doing research and a picture popped on the Internet, I thought, are you serious? They really want to cast me? She has a specific look and I never envisioned myself doing or being able to do. There were a lot of hair and make-up meetings.” Howard who is a natural redhead had to go blonde for the film. So do blondes have more fun? “Well I feel comfortable as a red-head because that what I am naturally, but I had fun getting to do it. I got a lot of attention at grocery stores, like a lot of people coming up to me saying do you need some help ma’am.”
In the film there is an intense action sequence that Howard had to prepare for, that took months to shoot. “That was so much fun to shoot. They built a three or four story structure inside a sound stage that would just collapse and they would set it all back up again. They put a harness on me, but they really let me fall. I was scared so there was no acting involved in that scene literally.”
Bryce’s and the rest of the Cast of “Spider-Man 3” visits The NBC Today Show… I have found a few photos already… I will add more as I find them. The premiere s also this evening so I’m sure I’ll have a load of images for you to see tomorrow!