Fans know her for playing Claire Dearing in the Jurassic World films, but Bryce Dallas Howard is following in her father’s directorial footsteps.
With the announcement of directors for Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian television series, came a whole a list familiar names. Amongst them was Bryce Dallas Howard as a director slated to direct an episode of the 100-million dollar project.
Fans may recognize the name but aren’t aware of her connection to the Star Wars franchise. Her dad is Ron Howard, the director of Solo and she’s always supported her dad’s filmmaking ventures.
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Despite being from a famous family, fans know Bryce for her acting skills and worked with her father on How the Grinch Stole Christmas when he directed the film. Her earlier roles include Spider-Man 3, Terminator: Salvation and the Jurassic World films.
Bryce has directing experience, but not with a multiple million dollar project. As the child of an actor-turned-director gave her lessons in beginning small and working upward to bigger projects.
Having a famous filmmaker for a parent is important when you’re related to them. Bryce and Ron have a strong bond for father and daughter and they’re identical in personality. Bryce’s childhood as a child actor taught her to desire the other side of the camera.
There haven’t been many female directors on big-budget filmes, but a few made names for themselves in the form of Patty Jenkins and Jennifer Yuh Nelson just to name a couple.
For Ms. Howard, her father aspired to teach her everything she knows, or she took lessons. She is an essential addition to the Star Wars universe and is a show a strength in showing women can work on big blockbuster shows resembling The Mandalorian and standing equal to their male counterparts.