Jurassic World came out in 2015, and some are still talking about the kitten heels that Bryce Dallas Howard‘s character Claire was wearing throughout the entire movie. It was a silly thing that people hyperfocused on, which means it’s going to be brought up in the sequel. Hopefully, for the last time, through CinePop they asked director J.A. Bayona whether the kitten heels will be making an appearance.
“No, no. Definitely, she’s more prepared in this one. In the first movie it was more like she was caught by surprise,” the director explained. “In this one, she’s totally ready and prepared for the adventure.”
The heel debacle seemed to overshadow any character development that Claire had during the movie, but Bayona insists that she is fully formed character and we’re going to learn more about her in the sequel.
“I think we were very aware, doing said, about that and we work a lot in trying to make Claire a very strong character. She’s smart. She has a very emotional side, but also she’s very physically tough. I think she’s a very complete character. … The film starts with Clarie looking for Owen. She’s the one convincing him to join her and go back to the island to rescue the dinosaurs. She has as much an important role as Owen has in the story this time.”
One of the problems with the first movie is that Claire and Owen felt less like characters than devices used to move the plot forward. It sounds like Bayona is looking to change that in the sequel.
Summary: 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.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, directed by J.A. Bayona, stars Jeff Goldblum, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Toby Jones, James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Geraldine Chaplin, Rafe Spall, B.D. Wong, and Justice Smith. It will be released on June 22nd.