Bryce Dallas Howard on the Magic of ‘Pete’s Dragon’

     August 10, 2016

With director David Lowery’s fantastic family film Pete’s Dragon opening in theaters this weekend, I was recently able to speak with Bryce Dallas Howard about the film. During the interview she talked about memorable moments from filming, the message of the movie, what she collects, Pokemon Go, how her favorite video game growing up was Super Mario Bros. 3, Jurassic World 2, and more.


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If you’re not familiar with Disney’s Pete’s Dragon remake, the film tells the story of an orphaned boy named Pete (Oakes Fegley) and his best friend Elliott, who happens to be a dragon. When a forest ranger (Bryce Dallas Howard) comes across a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home, who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon, she turns to her father (Robert Redford) for help in determining where Pete came from and the truth about this dragon. The film also stars Karl Urban, Wes BentleyOona Laurence, Craig Hall, and Isiah Whitlock Jr.

Check out what she had to say in the video above. Further down the page, below the official synopsis, are some recent links to our recent Pete’s Dragon coverage.

Bryce Dallas Howard:

  • Memorable moments from filming
  • How dragons are making a comeback
  • What does she collect?
  • Is she playing Pokemon Go?
  • Super Mario Bros 3 talk.
  • The message of the film.
  • Jurassic World 2

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For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.


For more on Pete’s Dragon, check out some of our latest write-ups:


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