After all these years, Jurassic Park is still a career high for Laura Dern . The 52-year-old actress addressed rumors that Dr. Ellie Satler, her character in the beloved 1993 movie , will make a cameo in the highly anticipated third Jurassic World sequel. "I don’t know, I have […]
After all these years, Jurassic Park is still a career high for Laura Dern.
The 52-year-old actress addressed rumors that Dr. Ellie Satler, her character in the beloved 1993 movie, will make a cameo in the highly anticipated third Jurassic World sequel.
“I don’t know, I have no idea actually,” she confessed to ET’s Katie Krause during a joint interview with her J.T. LeRoy co-star, Kristen Stewart.
That being said, if asked, Dern wouldn’t hesitate to return to the film franchise. “I mean, I love Dr. Ellie Satler so I could never say no to that on any level,” she admitted. “But I really don’t know, I don’t even know what they’re cooking up yet.”
The A-lister also revealed that she only just met Jurassic World leading man Chris Pratt, and it was like they’d known each other for years. “I met Chris recently at a restaurant and we didn’t know each other,” she recalled. “It was really funny, we ran into each other’s arms and hugged each other like we were family, because we’re both in the same movie [franchise.]”
Dern added, “He just seemed fantastic and hilarious.”
Both Pratt and Dern’s Jurassic Park co-star, Jeff Goldblum, have spoken to ET about Dern possibly returning to the franchise — and they’re all for it.
“Anyway she wants to come in would be amazing,” Pratt marveled to ET last June. “The fact that she’d be willing to is just another endorsement from one of the original cast members, which is music to our ears.”
Goldblum also endorsed the actress. “I don’t want to pass on gossip like my character,” the 66-year-old actor said, referring to his role in Jurassic Park as the silver-tongued scientist, Dr. Ian Malcolm. “But it would be good news to me and to everyone, [to] millions and billions of people all over the world… all over the universe and cosmos when Ellie Sattler returns.”
Meanwhile, Dern is busy promoting her new movie, J.T. LeRoy, with Stewart that is currently in theaters and on demand. The film is about a young woman named Savannah Knoop (Stewart) who spends six years pretending to be the celebrated author JT LeRoy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law.