Jurassic Park 4
File this one under the heading of mixed feelings. I love the Jurassic Park series, but Jurassic Park 3 was an incredible let down. I’m not really sure how they can do a part 4. Ooooo… they get stranded on an island with dinosaurs… AGAIN. Haven’t we seen this before? But at the same time I don’t want to jump to conclusions, I mean who knows, maybe with the right idea and the right script new life can be breathed into the series. Signing up Keira Knightly is a good start.
It’s true! I didn’t think anybody knew about that! It was so amazing because I’ve been a big fan of the original film for years. Steven said he liked my work in Bend It Like Beckham and wanted to meet me. I think Sam Neill really pushed for me as well, ’cause we had worked together before on [BBC TV series] Doctor Zhivago. There were actually two roles in Jurassic Park IV Steven thought I might fit. First there was the granddaughter part, which wasn’t all that big a role, she was only in it at the beginning. The other part he was considering for me was substantially larger, but I won’t go into any details in case I make Steven angry (laughs). I truly don’t know if I’ll end up getting either part or not. The script is pretty much locked down, but I think they’re still working on final drafts at the moment. But just to be even considered by Steven Spielberg was a humbling honour.