Laura Dern said she never considered the age gap between herself and Sam Neill in Jurassic Park unsuitable until recent years.

Dern was 23 when she starred in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 film, while her co-star Neill was 44.

In a new interview with Sunday TimesNeill noted that Dern was at an “infancy” age when they shot the movie.

However, Dern says at the time it “felt perfectly appropriate to fall in love with Sam Neill”.

“And it’s only now, when we’re back in that moment of cultural awareness of patriarchy, that I say, ‘Wow! We’re not the same age? ”, she said.

Discussing his own experience with the age gap, Neill said: “I’m 20 years older than Laura! Which at the time was a perfectly appropriate age difference for a man and a top lady. ”

Dern and Neill in ‘Jurassic Park’

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He continued: “It never happened to me until I opened a magazine and there was an article called ‘Old Guys and gals’. The likes of Harrison Ford and Sean Connery act with much younger people. And there I was, on the list. I thought, ‘Come on. It cannot be true. ‘”

Dern and Neill are recreating Jurassic Park role in Jurassic World DominionReleased on June 10th.


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