Bryce Dallas Howard - Howard Never Watched Dad's Happy Days13 January 2011
Howard Never Watched Dad's Happy Days
The Village actress grew up unaware of her dad's acting credits, insisting she only ever knew her father as a moviemaker.
And it wasn't until she was in her early 20s that she caught up on her dad's time as Richie Cunningham after U.S. chatshow host Jay Leno gifted her with a boxset.
She tells Britain's You magazine, "I never watched Happy Days. Schoolfriends used to say, 'What did you think of your dad in the show?' But I didn't see an episode until I was 22. Dad never showed us Happy Days or any of his acting - he's the most humble man on planet earth.
"(Leno) gave me a boxset. So I sat down and watched them and it was wild to see my father act, because he's always been a director to me. I totally understand why everyone loves the show. There are running jokes that you love; there is something wholesome about it but it's also fun."
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