Jurassic Park Reunion: Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum’s exclusive interview

“I just love the very delicate way you described it,” Dern says. “The day we fried the kid!”

Neill doubles and growls: “We fried that kid on cursed fence! “

“You are so Alan Grant, ”says Dern. “You wonder why he cast Sam Neill to play this role. It’s so you.

“Anyway, he came to me halfway through the day and he said, ‘Hey, Sam, do you know the accent we were talking about?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I’ve been working on it for four weeks …’ He said, ‘Don’t worry, just use your own voice.’ I said, ‘That’s great, Steven, thank you very much.’ And then four days later he came to me and said, “Do you know the voice you are using now?” I said, ‘Yes, mine vote?’ He said, ‘Somewhere in between.’ It’s an actor’s nightmare! So that’s why I get a lot of flakes to this day: Sam Neill’s American accent in Jurassic Park was a charge T. rex poo. “

“You give the fans everything they want,” Dern says. “A little of you, a little bit American.”

“Yes,” says Neill. “It’s generous that way.”

The actors were strangers to each other when they arrived on the island of Kauai in August 1992. “We had not met each other,” Goldblum says. “Never to a party or in passing or anything.”

“And we met at a hotel that literally had three weeks to live,” Neill adds. “It was destroyed three weeks later.”

“What about that?” says Goldblum seriously.

It was during Hurricane Iniki, the tropical cyclone in Category 4, that pulverized the island, stranded actors and crew and made them squeeze together for their lives during the most punishing parts of the storm. “Partly because of the hurricane, I think we’ve really created a family,” Dern says. “Steven, [producer] Kathy Kennedy, I mean, it’s family members now throughout our lives together, including the amazing Jeff Goldblum and my beautiful Sam. “

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