Bryce Dallas Howard Admits She’s A ‘Twi-Hard’ On ‘Live With Regis And Kelly’

With “Eclipse” now out for a week, the fervor over the film has died down somewhat and thus the stars’ TV appearances are gradually running out. Today Bryce Dallas Howard made a really quick (and we mean really quick) appearance on “Live with Regis and Kelly” to promote the film, though they spent most of the time talking about her dad.

Bryce’s father is of course Hollywood legend Ron Howard, and it wasn’t much of a surprise when Bryce said it was nice to come from Hollywood royalty.

“I have the best dad,” she shared. “Honestly, I have to say it’s only been a true blessing. It’s fantastic to have parents that are really supportive of me pursuing this kind of a lifestyle.”

But apparently she led a much more sheltered youth than we would have expected. She never saw any of the shows her father was famous for (“Happy Days,” “The Andy Griffith Show”) when she was a child, and her parents were keen to not let her be affected by their careers.

“There was actually this thing when I was like four years old and I was in preschool or the beginnings of kindergarten and I came home and I was holding a script that someone had given to my dad for him to do,” Bryce said. “This was when we were living in Los Angeles and they were like, Okay, we’re going to move to the east coast.”

It seems that Bryce is taking a similar approach to raising to raising her son Theodore, though her father didn’t have any qualms showing him an episode of “The Andy Griffith Show.” She said that when her son turned to her and said, “It’s granddad as a baby!” she got choked up. Turns out little Theodore looks exactly like his grandfather as a child.

Talk then turned to “Eclipse,” which Bryce said “inflated my ego because it makes me feel like I can actually do those things in real life.” We all knew she was a long-time fan of “Twilight,” but she reaffirmed that in the interview with Regis and Kelly.

“These books are extraordinary and I was what is typically referred to as a Twi-hard. I had read the books before ever seeing the first film, which I saw like opening day, and then I saw it again and again and again. And Eclipse is actually my favorite book, so it’s kind of wonderful to establish that world,” she said.

We’re sure all of you have seen “Eclipse” numerous times by now, but if you haven’t, the clip they included with the show is of Victoria telling Riley that the Cullens are dangerous.

Are you going to be sad to no longer see the cast of “Eclipse” making so many TV appearances?