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Bryce Dallas Howard said her father Ron Howard wouldn’t let her act like a child


Bryce Dallas Howard’s father, director and actor Ron Howard, didn’t want her to get her big break in Hollywood when she was a child.

While she became widely known after M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Village” in 2004, the actress said her parents had strict rules against working as a child actor.

“My parents were very firm on that boundary, they weren’t going to support anyone who wanted to become a child actor,” she said. People.

His father, who as a child played Opie Taylor on “The Andy Griffith Show” from 1960 to 1966 and later starred in “Happy Days,” explained their thinking.

“It’s possible for child artists to find a lot of positive things there, but it’s fraught with pitfalls,” he said. “Most of all, because the characters I played as a kid were so famous that they were almost iconic, I also thought, ‘Hey, if any of our kids try to act like a child, boy or girl, they will be unfairly compared.

Bryce Howard said he was happy with their decision.

“I’m really glad they did that because when I started acting it took me a while to make a living. To be able to say, “Oh, okay. I can actually support myself with this,” she said.


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