Will she, or won’t she run in heels? Bryce Dallas Howard talks about returning to the land of dinos in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and what can we expect?
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom officially kicks off the summer blockbuster season! It’s been three years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. So, what’s happened to Bryce Dallas Howard’s Claire since she narrowly escaped the formidable Indominus Rex, running in 4” heels?
Since “heel-gate” caused such an uproar from the first Jurassic World movie (How is it possible to run in heels throughout the movie? Raged fans on social media) one can only ask, “Will Claire be better prepared this time around? Will she still wear heels?” The answer is yes, and yes!
“I wanted it to be clear from the beginning that Claire has changed and she’s wearing heels still,” Dallas Howard tells EW.com. “A person can have an inner journey and still love heels! And, yes, she’s prepared to go to the island and she’s wearing boots.”
One might think she’s crazy to go back to Isla Nublar after the dinosaurs on the island park all escaped from their cages, thanks to the human-made Idominus Rex, but Howard’s Claire and Pratt’s Owen have a new mission.
What can we expect from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom?
When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins to flow, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet not seen since prehistoric times.
“In Jurassic World, Claire goes on a very clear arc,” Howard says. “You see who she is on the exterior, but you don’t know who she is on the inside. By the end of the first film, you know what this person is really made of and can clearly see who she is,” Dallas-Howard says.
“Claire is still dealing with the fact she needs to take responsibility for everything that happened,” she continues. “She made a mistake she can never take back because she was a part of the creation of the Indominus rex; she wrote the check for that. Now the world is a different place because of her actions. She opened Pandora’s Box, and she can never close it again. All that Claire wants to do is be on the right side of history. It’s her cause and mission.”
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opens in theatres June 22.