Sam Neill, who plays Alan Grant in “Jurassic Park” and now the newest addition to the franchise, “Jurassic World: Dominion,” recalled that embarrassment all too well — except it was a case of mistaken fart identity. His 11-year-old son Tim happened to be sitting within a whiff’s distance of Princess Diana at the London premiere of “Jurassic Park” in 1993.
In an interview with the New York Times with costars Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, Neill tells the story of sitting next to Princess Diana and his son at the premiere, and said that his son was “swept away” by the movie.
“The draft was drifting across me to royalty!” he said. “I spent the whole film in a muck sweat, thinking, ‘Princess Di is being exposed to the horrors of a little boy’s fart, but she’s going to think it’s me. I am going to be subliminally blamed for my son’s crimes, and I don’t think she’ll talk to me afterwards.'”
Goldblum also has experience sharing special moments with royalty: he recalled sharing popcorn with Princess Diana at this same premiere. We wonder if that was before or after the fart.