During a recent interview with The Sunday Times, Neill said, “I am 20 years older than Laura! Which at the time was a completely appropriate age difference for a leading man and lady! It never occurred to me until I opened a magazine and there was an article called ‘Old Geezers and gals.’ People like Harrison Ford and Sean Connery acting with much younger people… and there I was on the list. I thought, ‘Come on! It can’t be true.’” It was.
Dern added, “Well, it felt completely appropriate to fall in love with Sam Neill. And it was only now when we returned in a moment of cultural awareness about the patriarchy that I was like, ‘Wow! We’re not the same age?’”
Such candid answers about the age-gap between the actors might have caused some to think that Colin Trevorrow‘s Jurassic World Dominion would keep Alan and Ellie as respectful colleagues and old friends, nothing more.
… So what a surprise it was during the first scene they share together where the stage is clearly set for these two to get (back?) together. Now an even grumpier old man, Dr. Grant seems set in his ways when Dr. Sattler wanders into his tent. But then he asks about her kids and she says, “Can you believe they’re both in college?” And what about Mark, the last nameless husband who existed purely as a plot device in Jurassic Park III? “Oh, that’s over,” Ellie says, “I’m living like Alan Grant now.” By which she means having her freedom back. But as Alan says, “It’s awfully lonely.”
Every viewer above the age of 10 should instantly know they’re going to get together, right?
Sure enough, there’s a lot of “will they or won’t they” energy throughout the movie, including when little Maisie Lockwood (Isabella Sermon) mistakes them for a married couple. And yet, they doth protest too much, and for much too long, that they’re just friends.
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