Actress Bryce Dallas Howard is hard at work on the Jurassic World: Dominion set after production resumed two weeks ago. On Thursday, the 39-year-old tweeted a photo alongside co-star Chris Pratt where she revealed she was back on set with her filming buddy.
“These past couple of weeks my abs have been sore from laughing so much — it’s good to be back at work with this funny guy,” she wrote.
Shortly after tweeting, Chris responded to his friend by suggesting she show the bruises she recently acquired by doing her own stunts on set. The actor described them as “crazy sick” and within a few hours, she shared the images with her followers. It looks like it’s not just her abs that are sore.
To say the bruises are “crazy” would be an understatement. Bryce’s right arm was completely covered in yellowish-brown bruises which looked like they might have been painted on because they were so drastic. Her inner arm had two massive round spots, which were surrounded by smaller, more misshapen bruises. The same went for Bryce’s left arm, which featured two large splotchy bruises in the same color. But the rest of her body was not immune to injury, as her third photo showcased a gigantic yellow bruise on her right thigh.
— Bryce Dallas Howard (@BryceDHoward) July 16, 2020
Bryce joked in her tweet that she was happy to be doing stunt work again, as she raised her hands for the camera. She didn’t seem too bothered by her injuries, as she smiled in the first photo and peeked out from behind her arm in the second. Chris responded by liking the photo of the bruises, happy his friend obliged by sharing the images at his request.
Bryce and Chris are some of the few actors in Hollywood back at work after the pandemic shut down all forms of production earlier this year. The United Kingdom was one of the first countries to allow filming to resume this month. It was reported that Universal Pictures spent an extra $5 million on the Jurassic World: Dominion budget to maintain protocols that would keep everyone on set safe, which includes regular testing for the coronavirus.
Filming for Dominion was set to last 20 weeks and was shut down just after four when shooting halted in March. With Bryce admitting she’s been on set for a few weeks, it’s estimated that the project has six weeks of filming under its belt. Universal confirmed production did not shut down a second time after rumors suggested it did last week.