With Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom just around the corner, one of the icons of the franchise gives us a nice bit of trivia about the original Jurassic Park. Actor Jeff Goldblum recently spoke with CinemaBlend and talked about the scene in the original film where his character, Dr. Ian Malcolm, performs a heroic act, luring the T-rex away from the children. Goldblum says this wasn’t originally in the script and came from his suggestion to director Steven Spielberg.
“And then we acted it out. I kind of tweaked my part and said, ‘Hey, instead of just running away like the lawyer does, in fear, abject fear, can I do something kind of brave and heroic?’ I break it open and I said, ‘Let me break open that thing.’ I said, ‘I’m going to distract this thing while you save those kids!’ It was [my idea]. Steven Spielberg is a genius and it was his idea finally to include this stupid idea of mine. And then do something with it, too. But I kind of had a feeling for that, yeah.”
I have always found information such as this to be interesting, the how and why behind famous scenes. It is one of the more memorable scenes for Goldblum’s character in the film, because before this his Ian Malcolm didn’t seem to have the capacity for heroism, but this brave, albeit foolish act, made his character much more likable in my opinion.
You can check out the scene below.
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