Bryce Dallas Howard says running in high heels in Jurassic World shows what women can do

Jurassic World got a lot of attention because it featured a woman running from dinosaurs in high heels. Bryce Dallas Howard says it showed what women can do.

The movie got a lot of criticism and jokes because Howard’s character spends quite a lot of the movie running in high heels. For some reason critics thought this was unrealistic. In a movie about modern day people having a entertainment park with real dinosaurs, people say a woman running in high heels is the most unrealistic thing ever…

Months after the movie’s release the jokes are not stopping. Bryce broke her silence on the subject in an interview with Cosmopolitan. “This character needed to seem ill-equipped to be in the jungle. She was somebody who looks like she belongs in a corporate environment for a reason because she was someone who was disconnected from the animals and disconnected from that reality and disconnected from herself. She doesn’t at all expect that she’s going to be tromping through the jungle. I’m really glad that we didn’t make the choice for me to be barefoot because that would have also been kind of dangerous”, she explains.

Then she goes on even further: “And you know what? She’s in high heels because she’s a woman who has been in high heels her whole life, and she can f—ing sprint in them. She can. That’s kind of how I perceived it. She doesn’t have to be in menswear and flats in order to outrun a T. rex. That’s what women can do.”

Howard then says she appreciates the support people were thinking that were giving her. She adds that it is good that there are people that stand up and push against the status quo, but it’s not the shoes that are the problem and what is needed is to go even further, the actress says.

Even so, the anti-high-heel movement has won. Howard says she won’t be wearing high heels in the Jurassic World sequel that is set to debut in 2018. If only people were this vocal about real issues in this world and not about what someone is wearing, the world would be a much better place…

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