Bryce Dallas Howard on living sustainably and working on "Rocketman"

Bryce Dallas Howard seems to be everywhere these days. Most recently she'd been on the big screen for role as Claire Dearing in the "Jurassic World" franchise and she will be back in theaters this spring as part of the "Rocketman" cast as Elton John's mother. 

AOL's Julia Webb caught up with the actress and mother-of-two ahead of Earth Day to learn more about her partnership with Tide Purclean, the brand's plant-based detergent, and to hear more on "Rocketman."

AOL: You seem really passionate about working with Tide, especially Purclean which is sustainably made and certified biobased by the USDA BioPrefered Program. How did this partnership come about? What made it feel like a good fit for you?

Bryce: I am someone that when I’m enthusiastic about something, I’m very, very, very enthusiastic. And I honestly, this is a product I’ve been yearning for for a really long time — ever since I started my own family. 

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SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 16: (L-R) Actors Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, winner of t he MTV Generation Award, and Aubrey Plaza pose during the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/VMN18/Getty Images for MTV)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 16: Bryce Dallas Howard and Aubrey Plaza speak onstage at the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 14: Bryce Dallas Howard seen on the streets of Manhattan on June 14, 2018 in New York, NY. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard on Thursday June 14, 2018 -- (Photo by: Zach Pagano/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 14: Actress Bryce Dallas Howard takes part inÊSiriusXM's Town Hall with the cast of 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' at the SiriusXM Studios on June 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 12: Actress Bryce Dallas Howard arrives for the Premiere Of Universal Pictures And Amblin Entertainment's 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' held at Walt Disney Concert Hall on June 12, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 12: Bryce Dallas Howard arrives to the Los Angeles premiere of Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment's 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' held at Walt Disney Concert Hall on June 12, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' actors Chris Pratt (L) and Bryce Dallas Howard attend the largest delivery In Amazon's history at The Grove on June 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 31: (CHINA MAINLAND OUT)Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard attended the premiere of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on 31th May, 2018 in Shanghai, China.(Photo by TPG/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Bryce Dallas Howard seen at BBC Radio 2 on May 25, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 24: Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt at Kiss FM Studio's on May 24, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 25: Bryce Dallas Howard seen outside BBC Radio 2 on May 25, 2018 in London, England. PHOTOGRAPH BY Anthony Oudot / Barcroft Images (Photo credit should read Anthony Oudot / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
(Left to right) Graham Norton, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum and Thandie Newton during the filming of the Graham Norton Show at BBC Studioworks 6 Television Centre, Wood Lane, London, to be aired on BBC One on Friday evening. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 24: J.A Bayona, Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt and Jeff Goldblum attend the 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' photocall at London Bridge on May 24, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 24: Bryce Dallas Howard poses during the 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' photocall at London Bridge on May 24, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
Actor Chris Pratt and Actress Bryce Dallas Howard attend the 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' ('Jurassic World: El Reino Caido') photocall at Villamagna hotel on May 22, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 21: Bryce Dallas Howard attends the 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kindom' (Jurassic World: El Reino Caido) premiere at Wizink Center on May 21, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
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When my kids were born, my son first, he had really, really sensitive skin and he just had terrible, terrible skin rashes and our doctor at the time said, “Okay Bryce, you’re nursing. You need to go through an elimination diet because maybe there’s something that’s triggering something and you have to absolutely strip your home of anything that is toxic." And so that included at the time the detergent that I was using that I thought gave me really good results. And yet we weren’t able to use that detergent anymore because it wasn’t plant-based. But I was really frustrated because I could just tell [using the plant-based detergents back then, left her clothes] just not clean enough -- like my towels are not white, I felt grimy. I would have to get rid of clothes faster.

A product like this is exhilarating for me because it is plant-based, it is sustainable at every single stage of production and ultimately you can wash [your clothes] in cold water and you get exquisite results -- and that’s kind of the name of the game. The kind of final piece of the picture for me was that the number one thing that is contributing to our landfills is plastic -- right behind that is textiles. This is a product that is a disruptor and Tide put all of their resources and innovation and all of that towards this product, because they really heard their customers and people like me saying it’s not out there -- but I need it and I have to have it.

Do you make any other sustainable swaps at home? I just started using beeswax paper. 

Oh yes! There’s an invention called Fresh Paper that actually keeps your fruits and vegetable fresh way longer than they normally would. I’ve got the beeswax thing as well.

I mean a big thing honestly is I try to not buy too many things or clothes. It's the constant consuming -- it's like if it's not going to stay your house or stay in your wardrobe long term than you’re just consuming something is that going to go somewhere else. So I try to put limits on that. I’m pretty strict about that.

You play Elton John's mother in the new movie "Rocketman." What was it like being on that set?

It was magical. It was so so so fun. It's a proper musical, there's singing and dancing and you’re skipping time. It's a wild movie. It's sort of like "Moulin Rough" in that way. It's so powerful and so emotional and absolutely hilarious and Taron [Egerton, who plays Elton John] gave a seminal performance.

You seem to have found a great balance between working and acting and being a mom -- do you have any advice on how people working parents can find that balance?

Here's the first thing that came to mind: I expect a lot of my partner. There are times when I'm the primary caregiver and there are times when he’s the primary caregiver. He’s absolutely incredible and without his dedication to our family and support of my career that just wouldn’t be possible.

This interview has been edited and condensed.

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Bryce Dallas Howard stops by AOL BUILD on June 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
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Bryce Dallas Howard stops by AOL BUILD on June 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
Bryce Dallas Howard stops by AOL BUILD on June 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
Bryce Dallas Howard stops by AOL BUILD on June 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
Bryce Dallas Howard stops by AOL BUILD on June 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
Bryce Dallas Howard stops by AOL BUILD on June 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
Bryce Dallas Howard stops by AOL BUILD on June 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
Bryce Dallas Howard stops by AOL BUILD on June 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
Bryce Dallas Howard stops by AOL BUILD on June 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
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