Sam Neill And Laura Dern Look Back At Their Twenty-Year Age Gap In “Jurassic Park” And Now Think It Was Weird
Back in 1993, Sam Neill and Laura Dern starred in a little movie called Jurassic Park where they played a paleontologist and a palaeobotanist falling in love. The age difference between Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler was 20 years, which is totally normal for Hollywood, and also for Leonardo DiCaprio. Laura and Sam are currently doing the media rounds to promote Jurassic World Dominion, which comes out next month, and they talked about their weird age gap back in the day.
The trailer for the third and final movie in the Jurassic World trilogy is here. And Jurassic World: Dominion brings back Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard who starred in the first two JW movies as burly ex-Navy, animal-researcher Owen Grady, and former deadly theme park Operations Manager, Claire Dearing. Jeff Goldblum who was in the first two Jurassic Park movies as Dr. Ian Malcolm and reprised his role in the second Jurassic World movie is also back. And so are OGs Sam Neill as Dr. Alan Grant and Laura Dern (with some great bangs) as Dr. Ellie Sattler. It doesn’t come out until June 10, so hopefully, by then, it’s safe to go to the theaters again so we can cheer on the dinosaurs as they take on Chris Pratt.
If last night’s Oscars ceremony can be summed up in a single image, it’s that of Brad Pitt’s struggle ponytail:
— Jamie Blynn (@jamieblynn) April 26, 2021
It was confusing, unnecessary, washed out, and honestly, kind of rude. Just like the show, it ended abruptly yet was also way too long. Give us Legends of the Fall locks undulating like a field of wheat in a summer breeze Brad, or give us nothing and keep it moving. Trust me, nobody wants a pinky finger’s worth of hay held together with the twist tie from a bag of Ezekiel bread. Thankfully Brad’s angry inch was outshone by the red carpet which was one of the only saving graces about this year’s ill-conceived mid-pandemic Oscars ceremony.
Laura Dern had a banner year. She won an Oscar, starred in a few critically acclaimed movies, and gifted us with more iconic Renata Klein one liners on Big Little Lies. But success, money, and glamour mean nothing when you lose what matters most: your 14-year-old white goldfish.
I’m fucking kidding of course. This year’s Oscars red carpet was about as glamorous as a back alley gluteal augmentation. Not even red carpet darling Billy Porter could save this parade of half-baked ideas which ranged from Saoirse Ronan’s front butt ruffle to Laura Dern’s titty-tassels. The real kicker is that, for reasons I will never accept, Blac Chyna was invited to pose for hundreds of pictures looking like a second string (ok, twelfth string) Cruella de Vil who smothered Cookie Monster with her bosom, skinned him with her talons and used his pelt for this dress. Meanwhile, the cast of Best Picture winning Parasite, were only photographed together in a group. The fuck? At least they let them use the slo-mo cam which is a big improvement on Giuliana Rancic’s (below, go easy on her, she’s dealing with some intestinal distress) Mani-Cam of yore.
Just because all of the BAFTA acting nominations went to white people, that doesn’t mean the white people that were nominated are afraid of a little color (not sure we can’t say the same for the BAFTA president Prince William). While some stars like Margot Robbie, who looked like she just came from a beloved aunt’s funeral (with Olivia Colman looking like said beloved aunt), went for basic black, and some like Renée Zellweger and Scarlett Johansson opted for a pastel palette, a few ladies took the opportunity to brighten up the foggy London town night by putting the “u” in colour. Take for example Florence Pugh whose hot pink housecoat doubles as a parachute in case the feds come knocking at the brothel door and she has to make a quick exit out of a 4th story window and hop into the horse drawn carriage waiting below.