OnlyOnAOL: Why Bryce Dallas Howard buys her own clothes
By: Donna Freydkin
It's simply unheard-of in Hollywood, where designers vie to dress celebs for every major red-carpet event.
Bryce Dallas Howard purchased the Jenny Packham frock she wore to the Golden Globes. At a store. WIth her own money.
And the ensuing brouhaha was "insane. That's what I do. That was bananas," says Howard. "I'm really into online shopping. It streamlines everything and you have choice. It was really funny. I'm wasting everyone's time answering these questions."
In fact, Howard is sweet and not the least bit tiresome. She's chatty and approachable and dare we say, normal. And she finally made a movie her own two kids can see with "Pete's Dragon," opening Friday. She plays a woman who finds a very unexpected creature living in the woods; Robert Redford is her dad. (Watch an interview with her costar Karl Urban above).
"As parent, there are movies that I watched as a kid that meant so much to me. The idea of sharing that with my kids is especially rewarding. The idea of being in a movie I can share with my kids is huge for me. My kids keep asking when it's coming out," she says.
Howard saw the 1982 classic "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" in the theater as a baby and had a poster above her crib. Her dad is director Ron Howard. Filmmaking is in her DNA.
Now, she brings the family with her when she shoots on location. "They're so nonchalant about it. The experience we had as a family going to New Zealand was amazing -- the kids came to set. Robert Redford was Mr. Bob. They feel close to the experience," she says. "The kids always come with me. They go to school there. It's like my childhood all over again."
And fans, you can relax. The sequel to "Jurassic World" is going as planned. "We're not in production, but we're doing that next year. We're on track for that," says Howard.