Dern and her co-star Sam Neill starred as fan favourites and experts in their fields, palaeobotanist Dr Ellie Sattler and palaeontologist Dr Alan Grant, in the movie.
With Neill mentioning Dern’s ‘tender age’ of 23 when they began work on the project, he pointed out their age difference as he mused on how thoughts had changed over the years.
‘I am 20 years older than Laura! Which at the time was a completely appropriate age difference for a leading man and lady,’ he explained to The Sunday Times.
It’s hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that Laura Dern is 23 in Jurassic Park because to me she was a capital A adult in that movie, perhaps even up to 50 years old