Laura Dern was 23 when she appeared in Jurassic Park alongside her 44-year-old co-star and love interest Sam Neill
Neill was 44 in Jurassic Parkwhile Dern was only 23 years old. Here’s what you need to know about what the two said — and whether they’re starring together New Jurassic World Dominion Movie.
What did Laura Dern say?
Dern and Neill addressed the age difference in an interview with the Timesafter Neill brought up Dern’s age when she was cast in the first cast Jurassic Park Movie.
Neill said: “Laura was a tender age. I guess… 23? And she was already an exciting actress – she had done David Lynch films.
“It was no surprise that she was asked. But I was stunned to be called by [director Steven Spielberg]. I did not understand it.”
Neill continued: “I’m 20 years older than Laura! Which at the time was a perfectly reasonable age difference for a leading man and a leading lady!
“It never crossed my mind until I opened a magazine and there was an article called ‘Old Geezers and Girls’. People like Harrison Ford and Sean Connery play with much younger people.
“And there I was, on the list. I thought, “Come on. This can not be true.”
Dern added, “Well it felt totally appropriate to fall in love with Sam Neill. And it’s only now, as we returned in a moment of cultural awareness of patriarchy, that I thought, ‘Wow! Are we not the same age?”
Will Laura Dern and Sam Neill Star in the New Jurassic World Movie?
Both Dern and Neill reprise their respective roles of Dr. Ellie Sattler and Dr. Alan Grant for the latest issue of the Jurassic world films and Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm.
Jurassic World Dominion is the third and last part of the Jurassic world Trilogy and the sixth film in the Jurassic Park Franchise.
The film’s official synopsis states: “domination takes place four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar. Dinosaurs now live – and hunt – alongside humans around the world.
“This fragile balance will reshape the future and decide once and for all whether humans should remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures.”
Alongside Dern, Neill and Goldblum Jurassic World Dominion sees Chris Pratt (Super Mario Bros, get organized) and Bryce Dallas Howard (50/50, The Help) also return to the big screen as Owen Grady and Claire Dearing.
Jurassic World Dominion also welcomes new cast members including:
- DeWanda Wise (She must have it, shots fired)
- Mamoudou Athie (Archi 81I’m sorry for your loss)
- Den Lachmann (severance payanimal kingdom)
- Scott Haze (Child of God, antlers)
- Campbell Scott (We crashedbillion)
When will Jurassic World Dominion be released in the UK?
After a one-year delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic Jurassic World Dominion hits UK cinemas on Friday 10th June.
If you want to catch up on the previous one Jurassic Park and Jurassic world movies before watching Jurassic World Dominionyou can see them here:
https://www.nationalworld.com/news/people/laura-dern-jurassic-park-star-sam-neill-age-gap-jurassic-world-dominion-3704556 Laura Dern: What Did Jurassic Park Star Say About Sam Neill’s Age Difference?