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We’ve seen the character Claire Dearing, played by Bryce Dallas Howard, run away from dinosaurs while wearing high heels in “Jurassic World.” We’ve seen her climb on top of a sleeping T-Rex in ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’. But her encounter with a feathered dinosaur in “Jurassic World Dominion” adds something new to the franchise.
For the first time, Howard gets a gripping solo scene with a dinosaur. It is the Therizinosaurus, a feathered creature that is no less threatening even as an herbivore.
About the moment, director Colin Trevorrow said of Howard, “I shot this sequence that I felt would show her as an actor, her absolute best longtake looks of terror-shocked, while also being able to work with her as a director and really get the understand the intent of each shot†
Trevorrow called Howard “one of the most precise and expressive actors. And because she’s also a director, she understands what the scene needs, not just from a performance perspective, but from filmmaking and craft and form.”
Part of the sequence includes a long take that keeps the focus on Howard as she enters a pond in the hopes of slowly dodging the creature.
†We tried to make sure the camera was always moving very, very slowly at the same speed,” Trevorrow said. “So it had the same sense of heaviness and weight.”