THE VILLAGE star Bryce Dallas Howard has been forced to give up her love for basketball, after embarking on her career as an actress.

The 24-year-old redhead, daughter of OSCAR winner Ron Howard, has a strong passion for the fast-paced sport, but now can't risk the injuries she's suffered so many times in the past.

She says, "I love basketball, but it's been a dilemma recently because I've broken my nose and all my fingers playing.

"And that's not responsible (careerwise). But not playing is killing me!"

25/05/2005 09:01