Bryce Dallas Howard Opens Up About Her Porn Name And Being Separated From Her Husband

Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard revealed in an interview that, although she has never touched a drop of alcohol, she has adopted the Alcoholics Anonymous prayer. Bryce confesses that the famous Serenity Prayer has helped her to keep the different aspects of her hectic life in perspective.

“It is a powerful idea to have the wisdom to know the difference between what you can control and what you can’t. When I have that mantra in my head it helps me feel more balanced.”

Ms. Howard reveals that one way she has learned to keep things running smoothly is to bring her children along with her when she finds herself required to travel to different film locations. Recently, Jurassic World’s Hawaii and New Orleans film locations meant enrolling Theo, 8, and Beatrice, 3, in local schools.

“They get to meet a lot of new friends,” Bryce says. “They love to travel.”

Speaking of children, Bryce was reminded of her own concerns over being the child of someone as renowned in Hollywood as her father Ron Howard and trying to make a career for herself on her own merits.

“When I started working, I just had my name be Bryce Dallas. I was a little insecure, hoping people don’t think that I’m only doing this because of whatever,” Ms. Howard said. “I was Bryce Dallas for a while, then I realized, that sounds like a porn name.”

Bryce recalls finding out how her parents had chosen names for her and for her siblings.

“The rule was it’s wherever we were conceived, it’s so disgusting!” Ms. Howard said, laughing. “For me, it was a city, for my sisters, it was a hotel [Carlyle]. My brother, his middle name was Cross after a place we used to live… that was our road where our house was, my dad would make this joke, ‘I didn’t want to call him back of the Volvo!’… no, stop it!”

Ms. Howard revealed that her career also keeps her separated from husband and fellow actor Seth Gabel, who she met while studying at NYU. While Bryce was away working on Jurassic World, Gabel was at home, where he stars as Cotton Mather on WGN America’s Salem.

“He’s on a TV show seven months out of the year and he understands that I travel for work,” Bryce says. “Obviously we ideally wouldn’t be separated but he’s amazing.”

Bryce says that Serenity Prayer has proven particularly handy when she has to be away from her husband. Ms. Howard says those times, the times that she finds so much is beyond her control, are when she finds the wisdom of that prayer uniquely helpful.

“And then there are times when you can control things and it’s about applying your wisdom and working toward a solution. I think that’s something I’m still consistently learning.”

[Featured image: Bryce Dallas Howard courtesy of Frazer Harrison/Getty Images]