Bryce Dallas Howard Reveals Her #1 Hope for the Third ‘Jurassic World’ Movie
After the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom this summer, we’re more excited than ever for the next film in the franchise. (If you’ve seen the end of Fallen Kingdom, you know why.) We’ll have to wait three years to watch it in theaters, but Bryce Dallas Howard, who plays Claire Dearing opposite Chris Pratt’s Owen Grady, shared a little of what we can expect, and what she hopes to see, when the dinosaurs return to the big screen in 2021.
Brit + Co: The end of the movie kind of changes everything. We’re in this whole new world now, which opens up a lot of possibilities for the next film. What are you hoping to see in the sequel?
Bryce Dallas Howard: I’m hoping to see Dr. Ian Malcolm [Jeff Goldblum] in the flesh, in person. Because Claire never interacts with Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. I mean, honestly, a little bit in the way that Jurassic World blew your mind in terms of, “Oh my gosh, the park is now open,” and Jurassic Park blew your mind because you’re like, “Oh my gosh, those are real dinosaurs,” I want for the third Jurassic World to be able to blow your mind in terms of being like, “Whoa, this is where this technology can go. This is what the world could really turn into if this technology fell into the wrong hands.” So basically seeing a world with dinosaurs everywhere.
B+C: Claire changed a lot between the first and second films. How do you think she’ll change going into the third movie?
BDH: Claire, in the second film, became an activist. She had a real sense of righteousness. Not self-righteousness, but really like, “I’m on a mission, and these animals deserve the same protection as any other endangered species, and we need to save the dinosaurs.” And by the end of Fallen Kingdom, what you see is that she gets to the point where there’s no right answer. It’s like having to pick the lesser of two evils. This technology is out there, Pandora’s box has been opened, these are dangerous animals, and what do you do? She’s just faced with impossible circumstances. And as the story evolves, I want to see her be put in more of these situations, where it’s like she is needing to make impossible choices again and again and again.
B+C: Where do you see Claire and Owen’s relationship going?
BDH: I don’t know. Hopefully it involves some kissing, but who knows? I know that they have a bond that cannot be broken. I think that they have a lot of respect for one another, and they love one another very much, and it is complicated.
B+C: What were the most exciting scenes to film? And were there any you were afraid to shoot?
BDH: I was very excited to film anything with the animatronic dinosaurs. That was always thrilling, because it really feels like you’re interacting with real dinosaurs. It’s unreal what they’re able to do. A lot of the gyrosphere stuff — it’s not that I was nervous about it or it was an overwhelming challenge; it just required a lot of preparation. So whether we were shooting underwater or turning upside-down or being dropped off the side of a cliff…
B+C: Just another day.
BDH: [Laughs] Yeah, those were the less chill days of work, for sure. But fun nonetheless. Although I am pretty scared of roller coasters.
B+C: Is there…
BDH: …a reason? No, it’s not like I fell off a roller coaster. I think in general it’s just scary. I don’t like those death-like simulated experiences. But for movies, anything!
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is available now on digital, Blu-ray, and on demand.
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