Bryce Dallas Howard, 32, had her second baby, daughter Beatrice, in January, 2012. I remember seeing photos of her in May, just five months later, and feeling bad for her because the tabloids were running them. I also related to what she was going through. She didn’t lose her baby weight right away, and neither did I. I ballooned with my first and only kid and it took me about a year to lose the weight, just like Bryce.
Bryce is back in the spotlight now and has been attending events. She recently admitted to Radar Online that she found online weight critics “vicious” and that she worked to ignore them. Good for her. She’s promoting her voice work narrating the book on tape for her mother’s latest novel, In the Face of Jinn. Here’s her interview with Radar:
Bryce Dallas Howard… was slammed for her weight after she appeared on a red carpet just days after giving birth to her first child, but she told RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview that she immediately stopped reading the negative comments.
“People are so vicious,” Bryce said about the snarky comments.
“I now know to stay away from stuff that I used to see on the Internet. I don’t go online and read stories about myself anymore. People were picking on me when I did the Spiderman 3 press tour literally just 14 days after I gave birth.
“I can’t be in that headspace. I just don’t look myself up. I had a baby, that isn’t going to change, so I ignore things so I can be in my own little bubble.”
Bryce is now a mother of two and she said that her own mother, Cheryl Howard, has been a “great role model” for her and her children.
“It isn’t anything she ever says to me,” she said. “It’s that she is brilliant and steady and a rock for our family.”
Bryce recorded an audiobook of her mother’s novel In the Face of Jinn and she said that Cheryl “works her butt off keeping our family going.”
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.”
That’s so nice that she’s helping her mother out like that and worked so hard to get the characters’ voices right. Bryce is a decent actress and unlike other celebrity daughters I feel like she’s earned her place in film. She was very good in 50/50 and in The Help. She excels at playing those bitchy type characters and she’s able to play it up without overacting.
Also, Bryce has admitted that she suffered severe postpartum depression with her first child, son Theo, born in February, 2007. She said she was depressed for about a year and a half and admitted that she felt disconnected from her baby, calling her depression “insidious” and “horrible.” She risked it again to have her second child, only to deal with weight critics. Good for her for working to ignore them and focusing on herself and her family. Now I’d like to see her get more work.
Bryce is shown on April 16 and 19, 2013. Credit: WENN.com