Of all the nitpicks to gain pop culture currency this summer, one of the most ridiculously overplayed involved Bryce Dallas Howard‘s character in “Jurassic World” wearing high heels. Many complained that, should they find themselves fleeing dinosaurs, no one would keep them on, or would have changed into appropriate footwear in the midst of a full blown crisis. It’s a dangling “issue” that has dogged Colin Trevorrow‘s immensely entertaining blockbuster, but the actress herself has now explained why she was running around in stilettos.
“I’m better equipped to run when I have shoes on my feet. So that’s my perspective on it. I don’t think she would carry flats around with her. I think she’s somebody who could sprint a marathon in heels,” she added, noting that Claire has to “adapt” to an environment she’s clearly not familiar with.
So it was a character decision, and it’s not that outrageous a suggestion. So can we call it a day on this thing and move on? “Jurassic World” is now on home video and digital outlets.