How Mandalorian director Bryce Dallas Howard discovered Star Wars

One of the newest up-and-coming players in Hollywood is Bryce Dallas Howard. She has directed several episodes of The Mandalorian, and The Book of Boba Fett and also is an actress in the Jurassic World movies. In a recent interview with Romper, Howard details how she came into the Star Wars universe as well as into directing.

Bryce Dallas Howard details how growing up with Ron Howard as her father let her have a lot of contact with Goerge Lucas growing up. This experience wasn’t her first contact with Star Wars, however. According to her

“Before I was even old enough to know who the characters were and what the stories were, I was getting these little figurines, and I was very curious about it, and I was really into it. I learned about Star Wars first through the toys.”

LEGO Star Wars

LEGO Star Wars AT-AT vs. Tauntaun Microfighters Building Toy. Photo: Target.

That experience alone would be extremely interesting, but she even met another influencer of Star Wars. Howards tell us “then I got even luckier, because when I was 15 years old, I went to a summer camp, and one of my friends at that summer camp is a woman named Natalie Portman.” Shortly after Howard was visiting her new friend on the set of The Phantom Menace, and now she gets to work in the same universe.

Howard is expected to continue her excellent work in the Star Wars Universe by directing some of both The Mandolarian Season 3 and the upcoming Ahsoka series. Hopefully, she can use her childhood connections to the greats like Goerge Lucas, and her time with the phenomenal Dave Filoni to keep creating interesting content for us to enjoy. Howard said that “I cannot tell you anything, but what I can say is that you being a fan of the Clone Wars will be greatly rewarded.” With such an inciting tidbit, how can we not root for this up-and-coming star?

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