Laura Dern has said she never considered the age difference between herself and Sam Neill Jurassic Park been inappropriate until recent years.
Dern was just 23 when she starred in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 film, while her co-star Neill was 44.
In a new interview with The Sunday TimesNeill noted that Dern was at a “tender age” when they made the film.
However, Dern said that at the time it “felt totally appropriate to fall in love with Sam Neill.”
“And only now, as we came back in a moment of cultural awareness of patriarchy, I was like, ‘Wow! We’re not the same age?’” she said.
Speaking of his own experience of the age gap, Neill said: “I’m 20 years older than Laura! Which at the time was a perfectly reasonable age difference for a leading man and a leading lady.”
He continued, “It never crossed my mind until I opened a magazine and there was an article called ‘Old Geezers and Girls.’ People like Harrison Ford and Sean Connery play with much younger people. And there I was, on the list. I thought, ‘Come on. This can not be true.'”
Dern and Neill repeat theirs Jurassic Park roll in Jurassic World Dominionwhich will be released on June 10th.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/jurassic-park-laura-dern-sam-neill-age-b2085006.html Jurassic World Dominion: Laura Dern says the 21-year age difference with Jurassic Park co-star Sam Neill “only now” felt inappropriate