Delivering the high-heeled stunts for Jurassic World was a “tricky” task for actress Bryce Dallas Howard — so, she’s not exactly mad that many talked about that aspect of her performance in the action-packed summer blockbuster.
“If too much attention is called to it, it’s like, ‘Oh, man — maybe I did something wrong, because they’re paying attention to the thing that they really shouldn’t be paying attention to,’” Howard told People during a recent interview. “But in this case, I loved it because I was like, ‘Yeah! Damn right I ran in heels!’”
But her role as Claire Dearing did far more than just “facilitate the male lead” (Chris Pratt’s Owen Grady) and “push the plot along” — in fact, director Colin Trevorrow told her that he saw her character as more of the lead as she’s the one who “changes.”
“And then when I read the film, I was like, ‘Holy crap — he’s doing it! He’s really, really doing it,’” Howard said. “In fact, this character is a central character who does go through huge change, she is flawed and she has all the attributes that typically a male character in one of these movies would have. And she is the hero at the end — and that’s awesome!”