The world premiere of Pete’s Dragon took place last night at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, and though I love LA as much as Randy Newman, my thoughts temporarily drifted to New Zealand thanks to Bryce Dallas Howard.
Bryce Dallas Howard, who plays a forest ranger in the David Lowery directed film, talks about her love for New Zealand:
“My husband was working at the time. So very, very sadly my husband was not there. Our kids were with me the whole time and they went to school in New Zealand. We were there for many months.
It’s a utopia. It’s a really magical country and I got an e-mail from my husband last night with the subject line – ‘should we move to New Zealand?’ (laughs) This film doesn’t take place in modern times and in talking to the producers and David that was the only choice for where to shoot. In a place where the landscape was so raw and untouched.”
Click on the media bar below to hear Bryce Dallas Howard also reminisce about the first time she visited New Zealand with her father Ron Howard (he was directing Willow).
Opening Friday August 12, Pete’s Dragon co-stars Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, Oona Laurence, Wes Bentley and Karl Urban.
— Bryce Dallas Howard (@BryceDHoward) August 9, 2016