Bryce’s latest project is an audio performance of her mother Cheryl Howard’s novel, In the Face of Jinn:
The 32-year-old said that doing the book on tape was her father’s idea and she poured her heart and soul into the project.
“It was not easy! I worked with the same dialect coach I used on The Help but I did all the characters and I am so proud of the book,” she told Radar.
“Doing it was so meaningful and has given so much to both of us. My mother is an exceptional woman of integrity and it was such a big deal for her to accomplish the book. I hope I make her proud.”
Bryce’s recording of In the Face of Jinn is available on Audible.com. (Source)
The Huffington Post has a new interview with Bryce. Here are my favourite excerpts:
If you could give advice to a younger version of yourself, what would it be?
Trust your instincts and don’t question yourself as much because I always have trusted my thoughts and then I would spend five days questioning my thoughts. Like, is this the right thing? Should I go through with this? Let me ask 20 of my closest friends. And I feel like all of that anxiety really doesn’t go with me, so I would just say trust your gut and go with it and don’t look back.
When’s the last time you cried?
I actually cried earlier today talking about a moment in “Life of Pi” that I found very moving.
What’s your guiltiest pleasure?
“Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” I had never watched it, and then when I was super-pregnant I was overdue and I actually had a pretty bad injury and I got put on bed rest and I couldn’t move. And I asked my friends, “What should I do?” Because I just wanted to be productive. They’re like, “Listen, you got a 5-year-old running around, on bed rest, you just need to do what you want to do most. What is that? Do you want to read magazines? Like what do you want to do?” And I was like, “I just want to watch the Kardashians, I never watched it before! I just really want to see what this is all about.” And I have since watched every single episode. I love it … I love it.
Click here to read the full interview!
“Thank you for coming, on a nice spring day, to watch us ladies in the afternoon,” Mira Nair said with a smile, as she and Bryce Dallas Howard began their “Tribeca Talks” conversation on Saturday, as part of the 12th annual Tribeca Film Festival. Nair is at the festival with her latest feature film, an adaptation of Mohsin Hamid’s novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist; Howard was there as an admirer, an actress slowly making the transition to filmmaker and looking for some pearls of wisdom from Nair’s 30-plus years in India, Hollywood, and all points in between.
Please click here to read more details about their chat.
Bryce has finally returned to the red carpet (she had not been seen in a public event since November 2011 when she was in her last trimester of pregnancy with Beatrice) and attended the Premiere Of Lifetime’s “Call Me Crazy: A Five Film” yesterday – don’t forget that the movie airs on Apri 20!
The Hollywood star stepped behind the camera for one of the five short films in the collection, about individuals suffering from mental illness or living with someone who does.
Howard, who was reunited with her The Help co-star Octavia Spencer on the project, admits the subject matter was close to her heart as she was diagnosed with post-partum depression following the birth of her son in 2007.
She tells USA Today, “Aside from the fact that I loved all the people involved as well as the message behind the film, this is very close to me, because it’s about something that I felt I had some understanding of. Being part of something that will help to shed light on the nature of depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or post-traumatic stress disorder (is) very moving to me.” (Source)
Click here to see a couple of pictures from the event! Bryce looks great!
Great news, everyone! Bryce will be a juror at the Tribeca Film Festival this year:
The Tribeca Film Festival announced today that it has selected 42 jurors for this year’s festival. The jurors include members of the filmmaking community — including Bryce Dallas Howard, Whoopi Goldberg, Paul Haggis, Taraji P. Henson, Kenneth Lonergan, Eva Longoria, Josh Radnor, and Evan Rachel Wood — as well as policy makers and entertainment business leaders.
According to a press release, the seven juries will award $180,000 in cash and prizes during the Festival (April 17-28). Tribeca All Access (TAA) Creative Promise Awards will award an additional $20,000 — $10,000 for narrative and $10,000 for documentary. All winners will also receive a work of original art by an acclaimed artist as part of the Tribeca Film Festival Artists Awards program, sponsored by Chanel. In addition, TFI will award $130,000 in grants to Latin American film and video artists, including two $10,000 Heineken VOCES grants for Latin American filmmakers living and working in the United States.
For more information please click here.
Lifetime.com has released 2 new promotional pictures of Bryce for Call Me Crazy (premiering on April 20) – click here to see them! She looks beautiful!
Written by Deirdre O’Connor and directed by Bryce Dallas Howard, “Lucy” follows the film’s title character, a law student who finds herself amidst the horror of schizophrenia, landing her in an institution where, through the support of a new friend, meds and her psychotherapist, she begins her path to not only healing, but a promising future. “Lucy” also features Clint Howard. (Source)
Neon Tommy has published a new interview with Bryce in which she talks about the changing industry in Hollywood:
“My mom, ages ago she was calling this. She was saying, ‘Ronnie, this is going to change, we need to save every penny, you need to put on your big boy pants and get out there, and keep making your movies.’ She really, really, anticipated this and so while quite a lot of people have been quite thrown, my dad has really taken this changes in stride and has stayed focused,” said Howard.
The change Howard is referencing is the move of Hollywood crews to other states due to tax incentives, the flexibility of the industry, and the rise in technology. Howard recently spoke to USC students at the screening of a short film she directed in partnership with her father Ron Howard and Canon U.S.A’s Project Imaginat10n called, “when you find me”. During the Q & A portion of the screening, Howard said the increasing advances in technology especially in the “5D Canon” cameras, has helped spread the concept of Hollywood throughout the nation.
“It’s cool to be around when a change is happening. It’s a nice feeling to say, I don’t know where we are headed but I’m pretty sure its better and its going to be really hard to get there, but I am going to stick it out and wake up every morning and find some time today to be creative,” said Howard.
Howard says another part of the changes in Hollywood is the opportunity to collaborate, “There is nothing better than working closely with a person or a group of people who inspire you. You have a partner and you don’t feel alone, and it is just beautiful. Collaborating is a part of my job that I love the most, absolutely.”
Click here to read the complete interview.
According to IndieWire, Call Me Crazy: A Five Film now has an official premiere date – April 20. The ensemble cast film “tells 5 interwoven stories about how everlasting bonds of love and family can overcome life’s most challenging hurdles”:
Octavie Spencer stars in Lucy, which is directed by Bryce Dallas Howard, which follows the film’s title character (played by Brittany Snow), a law student who finds herself amidst the horror of schizophrenia, landing her in an institution where, through the support of her psychotherapist (played by Spencer), she begins her path to not only healing, but a promising future. (…)
Through the five shorts named after each title character — Lucy, Eddie, Allison, Grace and Maggie – powerful relationships built on hope and triumph raise a new understanding of what happens when a loved one struggles with mental illness.