Tim Stack
April 19, 2018 at 10:15 AM EDT

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One of the biggest discussions that emerged from the release of 2015’s Jurassic World was, “Why the hell does Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) wear heels throughout the movie?” Despite being in the jungle and having to run from various gigantic terrifying dinosaurs, Claire never took off her high heels. This did not please the internet, to say the least.

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Well, America, your concerns have been addressed…sorta. “We didn’t think that folks were going be as excitable as they were,” says Howard in retrospect about “heel-gate,” adding that co-writer/executive producer Colin Trevorrow wanted to make sure that the audience’s concerns were heard. However, Howard — who actually trained her ankles for the high-heel stunts in the first film — was adamant that they also stayed true to the character.

Claire has made a 180-degree shift from dinosaur hater to lover, but that doesn’t mean she’s ready to ditch her heels completely. “I wanted it to be clear from the beginning that Claire has changed and she’s wearing heels still,” notes Howard. “A person can have an inner journey and still love heels! And, yes, she’s prepared to go to the island and she’s wearing boots.”

 

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