THE VILLAGE star Bryce Dallas Howard is desperate to follow in the footsteps of her actor-turned-director father RON, but acknowledges she needs more experience first. The actress - who is currently writing a screenplay of her own - has sought the guidance of her Cinderella Man father, but he is too modest about his craft to be of help. She tells Hotdog magazine, "I need to learn a lot of things. I've asked my dad if I can follow him around and he said, 'Oh, it's really easy!'"