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Bryce Dallas Howard: On Being An Artist, Mother & Entrepreneur

August 16, 2016

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Last year, I got a lovely surprise.Someone tweeted at me from 30,000 feet to say they saw me in an inflight magazine. My first thought was, “Hmm, that’s odd. I don’t remember doing any print interviews recently.” Turns out they saw my name because I got a shout out from someone else.

Specifically, a brilliant actor and director named Bryce Dallas Howard. Bryce was doing press for the release of the blockbuster film Jurassic World and shared that she was ‘obsessed’ with this online show, MarieTV. I was surprised, honored and very grateful. So I reached out to thank her and realized that we lived close to each other and she’s a B-Schooler!

As I learned about her journey overcoming learning disabilities, postpartum depression and her relentless work ethic as a creative multipassionate entrepreneur — I knew I wanted to have her on the show. In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How she turned her childhood learning disabilities into a lifelong source of strength
  • Why the harsh statistics Bryce’s grandmother taught her about acting when she was 16 have fueled her past countless rejections. HINT: this mindset can be applied in any industry
  • The value of day jobs, side jobs and financial planning for all creatives
  • How she wisely sees comparisons and identity mix-ups with fellow actor Jessica Chastain as a very good thing
  • Why she refused to stay silent about her postpartum depression and how important it is not to hide our most difficult struggles

Bryce is a talented, humble and extremely hardworking mom who takes nothing for granted. I think you’ll really appreciate this glimpse into the heart of a woman we most often see up on the silver screen.

Now, I’d love to hear from you.What part of this conversation was most impactful for you? Leave a comment below and let me know.

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While Bryce works in the arts, the conversations about rejection, perseverance and financial planning are useful and relevant no matter what industry you’re in.

And — if you love magical, whimsical stories as much as I do, catch Bryce as Grace in Disney’s Pete’s Dragon!

Thank you for reading, watching and adding your voice to the conversation.

With so much love,


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