Jurassic World Star Bryce Dallas Howard Speaks About Returning To Work Amid COVID-19
The actress talks about how she and her castmates wouldn't go back to work if they didn't feel safe.
Jurassic World: Dominion is among the first major studio movies to resume production after shutting down due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Filming is set to begin again soon at Pinewood Studios in the UK, and now star Bryce Dallas Howard has spoken about returning to work amid the global pandemic.
"There's been a lot of communication," Howard said on the Entertainment Weekly Live Sirius XM show. "They are going above and beyond. We would never go back to work if we didn't feel safe. And, you know, we’re taking it a day at a time and I'm very grateful to have a job."
Howard went on to say that she has been speaking daily with the rest of the cast and crew about it to make sure they are staying safe and healthy. She said she's been asking the key stakeholders, "How are we going to do this safely, and not making compromises that could undermine someone's health and well-being."
Filming on Jurassic World: Dominion will begin again at Pinewood on July 6.
Deadline reported that Jurassic World studio Universal is working with the British Film Commission and unions from the United States on safety measures. Universal is said to be spending about $5 million on these protocols, and this includes "thousands" of coronavirus tests for the rest of filming. Each member of the cast and crew will be tested multiple times, while everyone on the crew will wear masks at all times during filming.
Head to Deadline to see a full rundown of the safety measures.
In addition to Howard, Jurassic World: Dominion brings back Chris Pratt, while Sam Neill, Laura Dern, BD Wong, and Jeff Goldblum are set to reprise their roles from the earlier movies.
Colin Trevorrow, who directed 2015's Jurassic World, is coming back to direct Dominion. J.A. Bayona directed Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and now he's directing the Lord of the Rings TV show.
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