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Bryce Dallas Howard honoured as Harvard University’s Woman of the Year

January 31, 2019

Bryce Dallas Howard is to be honoured with Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding award.

The ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ star has been named the famous education establishment’s Theatricals 2019 Woman of the Year and will be handed her Pudding Pot on Thursday (31.01.19) following a parade in her honour.

They said in a statement: “The Pudding is excited to honour an accomplished actress who has given such a wide range of critically acclaimed performances, and is committed to expanding the role of women in every aspect of storytelling.”

Whilst Mariana Sanchez-Medina, the organisation’s co-producer, added: “In addition to being fans of Bryce’s work in TV and film, we admire her efforts to forge new pathways for female artists and creatives in Hollywood.”

Bryce follows in the footsteps of the likes of Meryl Streep, Halle Berry and last year’s honouree Mila Kunis.

Bryce has a strong work ethic and credits that to her mother, who was determined her family wouldn’t take their “privilege” for granted.

She said: “My mom grew up in poverty and was terrified that her privileged children were not going to be contributing members of society. I realise now, as a parent, that some of the things she did to follow through on teachable moments were a bit extreme. But other things, like we don’t have trust funds and were told, ‘You’re 14 - you need to get a job,’ I’m so grateful for. I started working at a restaurant when I was 14, and I’d be like, I just got yelled at by a customer. OK, I survived. Those moments made me feel like a capable person, and a lot of kids I knew growing up didn’t.”

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