Bryce Dallas Howard On ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ COVID-19 Changes: We’re “Guinea Pigs”!
When it comes to the upcoming film ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Dallas Howard feels like a “guinea pig” amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Just last month Bryce Dallas Howard showed off some major side effects from her stunt work.
The actress, 39, took to Twitter to share some massive bruises she’s developed from her stunt work on the “Jurassic Park: Dominion” set.
— Bryce Dallas Howard (@BryceDHoward) July 16, 2020
Continue on to see what changes have been made for Bryce Dallas Howard filming ‘Jurassic World: Dominion during COVID-19 pandemic…
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Going back to work I’m reminded that when people work together, pretty much anything is possible. The intersection of a global pandemic and a revolution has emphasized (in every industry) how flawed current systems are. Even more, it’s shown how as a collective we have an opportunity to transform the infrastructure of the entertainment industry in its entirety and for the better. ? ? Though the changes on sets are a product of a COVID world, I and so many others believe many of the protocols will last far beyond the current visible crisis. Protocols around effective communication, collaborative decision-making, and consent and touch are examples of a system that above all prioritizes equity. We are rebuilding set dynamics and creating an environment in which all parties feel safe, heard, and supported. That’s a space we will strive for, pandemic or not. The only way for any of us to remain safe is having access to support and information and the power to speak up. It’s time that we all step into that power. ? ? While there are unforeseen challenges ahead (because who knows what else 2020 has in store for us), our Jurassic family is an adaptable group. I am so unbelievably fortunate to be able to go back to work with this group of guinea pigs — read the full @nytimes article in my bio! ?? ? ?: John Wilson/Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment
CelebNMovies247.com now reports that Bryce Dallas Howard has returned to work amid the global health crisis, as the sixth installment of the ‘Jurassic Park’ franchise.
Filming is taking place in England, at Pinewood Studios outside London, and Bryce has admitted she feels like a test subject, as Hollywood will be looking at the movie to see if it’s truly safe to return to film sets.
Bryce Dallas Howard said:
Until now, actors were not really included in prep. But in order to get any of us on a plane, we had to thoroughly understand the protocols, who was involved and hear second and third opinions. We are the guinea pigs who are going to take the leap.
To keep people safe on set, cast and crew receive coronavirus tests three times a week, and the sets are fogged with an antiviral mist before each use.
She goes on to say that chairs used by the actors between takes are surrounded by orange cones to remind people to remain socially distant, and people must wash their hands before entering or leaving a set.
Donna Langley, the head of Universal’s Filmed Entertainment Group said the return to production is “symbolic for the industry.”
If the production of this magnitude can successfully manage through the uncertainties of filming amid a pandemic, and keep people working and the production pipeline moving, there is a light at the end of the tunnel for film shoots of all sizes to create safe and sustainable environments.
Bryce also believes the current protocols should “stay in place” even after a vaccine for the virus is developed.
She feels that they are necessary “improvements” to film sets.
Here is how she said it to the NY Times:
After being on set, all of us actors hope that these protocols stay in place. Because they are improvements. Nothing feels like a redundancy, nothing feels annoying. It is in a sense a safety reckoning that still feels like a good idea in a post-COVID-vaccine world.