“I’m 20 years older than Laura! Which, at the time, was a very appropriate age difference for a leading man and woman!”
Alright, so if you’ve seen the 1993 movie jurassic parkthen you’re probably very familiar with the romance between Laura Dern’s Ellie Sattler and Sam Neill’s Alan Grant.
The age difference between Laura and Sam is perhaps less commented on, given that Laura was only 23 when the film was made and Sam was 44.
Well, before the two actors appear in the new Jurassic World Dominion movie, Laura and Sam discussed their age difference with The Sunday Times.
“Laura was a tender age,” Sam recalled. “I’m 20 years older than Laura! Which, at the time, was a very appropriate age difference for a leading man and woman. !”
“It never occurred to me until I opened a magazine and there was an article titled ‘Old geezers and gals.’ People like Harrison Ford and Sean Connery playing with much younger people,” he continued. “And there I was, on the list.”
As for Laura, she said her thoughts on the matter have evolved over time. “Well, it was totally fitting to fall in love with Sam Neill,” she said.
Laura continued, “It’s only now, when we’ve come back in a moment of cultural awareness about patriarchy, that I’m like, ‘Wow! Aren’t we the same age?'”