I'm sorry for the disappearing act. The past week has been incredibly stressful.
I don't want to dwell on it, so instead I will gush about one of my favorite people: Bryce Dallas Howard.
This 29-year-old is one of the few celebrities I absolutely adore inside and out. Lucille Ball may be Hollywood's favorite red-head, but Bryce is definitely mine.
I'm not saying this just because she's a sweetheart in all her interviews and television appearances. I'm saying this from experience. I actually briefly met her in 2003 (before she had done film) when she starred in Tartuffe on Broadway. I also ran into her at a press event for The Village a year later and got her autograph! Both times I was shocked by her genuine kindness.
I mean, she has every right to be a snob. Her father is the famous Hollywood director, Ron Howard, and her godfather is The Fonz. Those two things make her the coolest person in the world, pretty much.
But Bryce has spent her entire life being fairly humble. Instead of using her father's name to make it in showbiz ten years ago, Bryce did what any other teenager would do and enrolled in the drama program at New York University. She kept her Hollywood connections a secret from her friends and professors. Her talent alone led her to several plays on Broadway, where M. Night Shyamalan discovered her for his film, The Village. He had no idea who her father was when he offered her the lead role.
Since her premiere as Ivy in The Village, she has starred in numerous films, such as Lady in the Water, As You Like It, and Terminator Salvation.
But you might also recognize her in:
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
When she's not busy starring in movies, Bryce enjoys spending her time being utterly fabulous. She is married to her college sweetheart and they have a three-year-old son together. Her close friends include Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Kirsten Dunst.
Here are some of my favorite photos of Bryce:
Isn't she gorgeous?!
I hope you will all go out and rent a couple of her films. She is such a stunning actress and I have no doubt an Oscar (or two) is in her future.