- "I thought Laura Dern was the perfect Ellie Sattler. She is such an honest actor."
- —Steven Spielberg(src)
Laura Dern and Jurassic Park
Laura Dern liked dinosaurs before the movie. "I love dinosaurs 'cause I thought they were amazing and I knew a few of the names, the ones I loved. I loved the pterodactyls, I loved brachiosaurus and... the sweet ones. I wasn't into the T. rex."
Laura Dern was chosen by Steven Spielberg to portray Dr. Ellie Sattler because she was a very good and honest actor. The role of Ellie Sattler was offered to a lot of actresses. Juliette Binoche was offered the role but she turned it down in order to make Three Colors: Blue. Robin Wright, Jodie Foster, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ally Sheedy, Geena Davis, Daryl Hannah, Jennifer Grey, Kelly McGillis, Jamie Lee Curtis, Julia Roberts, Linda Hamilton, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bridget Fonda, Joan Cusack, Laura Linney, Helen Hunt, Gwyneth Paltrow and Debra Winger were all considered for the role of Dr. Ellie Sattler.
Because Jurassic Park had popularised dinosaurs the surnames of its main actors were used to make the species name of the Tianchisaurus genus. The species name has become nedegoapeferima, in which the part de are the first two letters of Dern.
Jurassic Park III
Laura Dern later played a minor role in Jurassic Park III, returning at the beginning of the film and near the end.
In 2007, Laura Dern was rumored to appear in Jurassic World. However, she was never called for, thus never made it.
Jurassic World: Dominion
- Original Featurette on the Making of the Film
- The making of Jurassic Park (documentary film)
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107290/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv Jurassic Park trivia], IMDb.
- http://www.buzzfeed.com/whitneyjefferson/watch-helen-hunt-and-gwyneth-paltrows-screen-tests-for-juras Watch Helen Hunt And Gwyneth Paltrow's Screen Tests For “Jurassic Park”], BuzzFeed.
- Miller, Samantha (February 4, 2002). "Dern Happy". People. Retrieved March 11, 2014.
|Jurassic Park Actors|
|Sam Neill • Laura Dern • Jeff Goldblum • Richard Attenborough • Bob Peck • Martin Ferrero • Joseph Mazzello • Ariana Richards • Samuel L. Jackson • B. D. Wong • Wayne Knight • Gerald R. Molen • Miguel Sandoval • Cameron Thor • Christopher John Fields • Jophery C. Brown • Whit Hertford • Dean Cundey • Tom Mishler • Greg Burson • Adrian Escobar • Richard Kiley • Brad M. Bucklin|
|Jurassic Park III Actors|
|Sam Neill • Laura Dern • William H. Macy • Téa Leoni • Alessandro Nivola • Trevor Morgan • Blake Michael Bryan • John Diehl • Mark Harelik • Michael Jeter • Sarah Danielle Madison • Julio Oscar Mechoso • Taylor Nichols • Linda Park • Bruce A. Young|
|Jurassic World: Dominion actors|
|Chris Pratt • Bryce Dallas Howard • Isabella Sermon • Sam Neill • Jeff Goldblum • Laura Dern • B. D. Wong • Omar Sy • Justice Smith • Daniella Pineda • Mamoudou Athie • DeWanda Wise • Dichen Lachman • Scott Haze • Campbell Scott • Kristoffer Polaha • Varada Sethu|