Bryce Dallas Howard on How She Stays Fit Post-'Eclipse'
Though it’s hard to imagine Twilight‘s Bella, Edward and Jacob on elliptical machines, the cast of its much-anticipated sequel Eclipse all apparently found time to sweat it out before filming. “Everyone got fit for Eclipse,” reveals actress Bryce Dallas Howard in the July issue of Self. But once the film wrapped, it was another story. “Maintaining was the challenge!” admits the stunning redhead, who plays evil vampire Victoria. The star’s post-filming strategy? The pack mentality. “I created a fitness club with five friends,” explains the 29-year-old actress to Self. “We have weekly check-ins and a reward system–and group penalties if one of us slacks off. I don’t want to let them down, so success is much more likely. And fun!” While she does make it a point to get her pulse up regularly, the mom to toddler Theo–and daughter of director Ron Howard–only makes trips to the salon once in a blue moon. “I will spend money on a good cut, just so that I only need to get my hair cut twice a year,” she admits. “Because if it is good, it will grow out beautifully.” For more on Bryce, pick up the July issue of Self, on newsstands June 22, or visit self.com. –Marissa Patlingrao Cooley