Bryce Dallas Howard is nothing if not persistent.

E! News' Zuri Hall caught up with the 34-year-old actress at the Sundance Film Festival, where she received this year's IMDb STARmeter Award. Hall asked her to share some details surrounding Universal Pictures' upcoming Jurassic World sequel, scheduled to arrive in theaters on June 22, 2018. Howard, who played the park's operations manager, Claire, in the 2015 blockbuster, said she's received some intel from screenwriters Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. "I can't tell you anything, but here's what I'll say: Every single time I bump into Colin and Derek...I, like, corner them and harass them until they tell me something," she said. "They've told me some stuff and I'm so excited."

Fans of the fourth film in the franchise mocked the heels Claire wore while running from the park's new hybrid dinosaur, Indominus Rex. Howard assured E! News that her character will be wearing more sensible footwear in the follow-up. "That was part of Jurassic World," she said of her wardrobe in the film. "They served their purpose."

"Actually, to answer that question seriously, Claire is a different person now," she continued. "The person she is at the end of the movie is not the person she was in the beginning. Her armor of sorts was that white, pristine outfit with heels in a very corporate environment. The chick at the end is totally different. So, there better not be heels!"

In addition to Howard, Chris Pratt and Ty Simpkins will also reprise their roles. Frank Marshall is producing, while Trevorrow and Steven Spielberg are acting as executive producers. Last July, Trevorrow told Wired U.K. that the film series "isn't always going to be limited to theme parks," and said the fifth installment will not have "a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island. That'll get old real fast."

Made for a reported $150 million, Jurassic World was the second-highest-grossing film of 2015 (earning $1.669 billion) and the highest-grossing film in the Jurassic Park franchise.

(E! and Universal Pictures are both members of the NBCUniversal family.)

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