WHENEVER Bryce Dallas Howard teased her dad, the actor and director Ron Howard, about how much actors are paid, he’d say, "It’s so that they can afford their therapist."
But decades after her father made it in Hollywood , Ms. Howard, 25, is making her own way in acting, and she’s therapist-free. She sees a life coach instead. Ms. Howard, who is on location filming "Spider-Man 3," said her coach helps her navigate the demands of show business on her own terms, including making time for writing and protecting a degree of privacy during press interviews without losing her cool.
"It’s not about rehashing the past," said Ms. Howard, who said she’s "really into self-improvement." She called Sherri Ziff Lester, her coach, after a manager friend passed on her name last year.
"With Sherri," she said, "it’s, ‘Let’s talk about this week.’ She asks me a series of questions so that I see my priorities and decide what I need to do."
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