Bryce Dallas Howard recently opened up about her bout with postpartum. She said, “It’s brutal. I’m a total optimist and it was shocking to face that; I didn’t expect that at all.”
“At first I called it postpartum denial because you’re like, I just feel like a zombie,’ and then it gets worse and worse.”
She did say that she was very fortunate to have such a great support group, in her family, surrounding her. She said their positive encouragement helped immensely.
That support group and having an intense role helped her to focus.
“I felt really lucky to do this film because this is a character that’s really struggling. She doesn’t feel like herself at all and feels suffocated by the world around her. And for the period of time I felt like I could hold on to that. Everything I was feeling, I could at least explore it in a character.”
If only we all had something like that to help us out of the fugue of PPD besides the Twilight series.