Bryce Dallas Howard is not stepping down from her high heels.Far from it. The “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” star smiles while teetering slightly atop floral Sophia Webster heels as she makes her away across a plush-carpeted suite at the Palihouse West Hollywood Hotel.
“I have a lot of fun with heels, more fun with heels when I am sitting down,” she says once safely seated. But Howard knows that wearing heels is making a statement, given her “Jurassic World” shoe history.
“I’m asking for it,” she says with an infectious laugh.Howard, 37, is embracing the footwear flap that erupted around 2015’s “Jurassic World,” in which her Claire Dearing memorably, and improbably, sprinted through the jungle in stilettos.
Back in 2015, publications such as The Atlantic called the shoe choice “ridiculous” in the jungle action adventure — especially alongside the properly attired male hero, Owen Grady (Chris Pratt).
Howard still stands behind the creative choice as the franchise’s next chapter, “Fallen Kingdom,” arrives in theaters Thursday night, with Claire in heels once again (at least initially).
She maintains that Claire’s shoes and pristine white business suit, quickly destroyed in the first “Jurassic World,” were indispensable aspects of her dinosaur park operations manager being unexpectedly pulled from the floor of her power job to the jungle.