Hey haters, you did it. You’ve prevented heels from appearing in future Jurassic World movies.
While promoting Jurassic World’s home entertainment release with Collider.com this week, actress Bryce Dallas Howard addressed the running-in-heels controversy.
A brief reminder: Many criticized Jurassic World for putting Howard’s character Claire in heels while she was fighting dinosaurs. “Why does she need to be a sex object while she battles enemies? This film is sexist!” many proclaimed. Not everyone agreed with this line of thinking — we here at Hypable tried to defend Claire.
Now, Howard is sounding off about the matter. Evidently, she was very well aware of the public’s reaction.
“I had so many different feelings about it,” she told Collider. “My most superficial feelings were that, it was really hard running in heels all the time. People are acknowledging it! It stood out to them because it stood out to me too.”
However, her deeper feelings defend the usage of heels. “In terms of the controversy of it, that’s something I didn’t expect at all,” the actress said. “Of course it’s illogical for her to be in heels in the jungle. She never intended to go in the jungle. And if she was in flats that would be a cheat, that would be something where it’s like, ‘Oh, she managed to get her hands on some flats [during all the mayhem].’ Like, no no no, Claire never thought she was going to end up through the jungle let alone out-running a T-Rex.”
The heel issue became such a spectacle that Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow has already vowed to not include heels in the sequel which is due out in June 2018. Said Howard, “The way that Colin told me that the sequel was happening […] he texted me, ‘#NoHeels2018.'”
Howard admitted she’ll have to wear something very capable for Jurassic World 2, which should please all of the skeptics. “She needs to be ready to run, potentially.”
Jurassic World is the highest-grossing film of 2015 with $651 million domestically and $1.65 billion worldwide. Analysts have not figured out how the heels impacted the performance of the film.