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Bryce Dallas Howard on son's movie beginnings

Published 23/06/2015

Bryce Dallas Howard
Bryce Dallas Howard

Bryce Dallas Howard felt sentimental when her kids were on the set of Jurassic World.

The flame-haired star takes on the lead female role in the dinosaur flick, which continues on from the first three films.

Her father is acclaimed director Ron Howard, and as a youngster Bryce was always on set. She's glad that history has repeated itself, and her son Theodore, eight, got to be an extra on Jurassic World.

"He hugged the neck of a baby dinosaur. That's something I'll remember for the rest of my life. It's just magnificent," Bryce gushed to People.

Bryce and husband Seth Gabel's three-year-old daughter Beatrice also got to experience some on-set fun.

"It's the environment that I grew up in, so it's very sentimental to me," Bryce said.

Ron has bagged two Oscars over his career and made the successful move from Happy Days actor to award winning director.

Being on her dad's sets was how Bryce got started, though it wasn't always full of glamour.

"I'd squeeze fresh orange juice for craft services, then take lunch and coffee orders, and eventually got to work as a PA," she recalled.

"[On the way home my dad would] talk to me as if I was a graduate apprentice in film school rather than a precocious, freckle-faced child. He was so curious as to what I thought."

In Jurassic World Chris Pratt plays heroic Owen and along with Bryce, he battles to save the day. Bryce had a harder job with this though, as her costume forced her to wear towering heels for the entire shoot.

"I became fixated on having the strongest ankles imaginable!" she laughed.

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