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Jurassic Park fans feel ancient as child star recreates green jelly scene aged 43

Ariana Richards is working Jurassic Park fans really feel very old.

The actress was 13 years old when she played Lex Murphy, the granddaughter of the park’s eccentric owner, John Hammond (Richard Attenborough).

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film’s release, Richards recreated her character’s most famous scene on TikTok for the official Jurassic World account.

In this scene, Lex and her brother Tim think they’ve escaped Velociraptor’s attack and find themselves in the resort’s kitchen, which features an array of delicious desserts.

When they got in, however, it became clear that they were not alone.

The camera zooms in on Richards as she puts a spoonful of green jelly in her mouth, which wobbles as Velociraptor’s footsteps approach.

“A duet 30 years into the making,” the Jurassic World post was captioned.

In the comments section, fans are full of praise for the actor, but also feel really old.

“It’s the most iconic scene in Jurassic Park,” one person claimed.

“God, I feel old,” lamented another.

“You have no idea… how old this makes me feel,” wrote a third.

Richards reprized her role briefly in the 1997 film sequel, The Lost World: Jurassic Park.

However, after a series of supporting roles in the 1990s, Richards continued to focus on his career as an artist.

Her Instagram bio still alludes to the famous scene: “Artist, actress, mother… and jelly fan.”

Earlier this year, Richards co-star Sam Neill (who plays Doctor Alan Grant) revealed that he is in remission with stage three blood cancer.

The 75-year-old New Zealand actor will take chemotherapy drugs for the rest of his life, although he is now cancer-free.

Neill recently said he still receives “a lot of criticism” for his accent on the series, which is “somewhere between” his real voice and an American accent, at the request of director Steven Spielberg .


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