Bryce Dallas Howard is to be honoured with Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding award.
The ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ star has been named the famous education establishment’s Theatricals 2019 Woman of the Year and will be handed her Pudding Pot on Thursday (31.01.19) following a parade in her honour.
They said in a statement: "The Pudding is excited to honour an accomplished actress who has given such a wide range of critically acclaimed performances, and is committed to expanding the role of women in every aspect of storytelling."
Whilst Mariana Sanchez-Medina, the organisation’s co-producer, added: "In addition to being fans of Bryce’s work in TV and film, we admire her efforts to forge new pathways for female artists and creatives in Hollywood."
Bryce has a strong work ethic and credits that to her mother, who was determined her family wouldn’t take their "privilege" for granted.
She said: "My mom grew up in poverty and was terrified that her privileged children were not going to be contributing members of society. I realise now, as a parent, that some of the things she did to follow through on teachable moments were a bit extreme. But other things, like we don’t have trust funds and were told, ‘You’re 14 – you need to get a job,’ I’m so grateful for. I started working at a restaurant when I was 14, and I’d be like, I just got yelled at by a customer. OK, I survived. Those moments made me feel like a capable person, and a lot of kids I knew growing up didn’t."