Jurassic World Director Reveals Why Lesbian Scene Was Cut
The director of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has said that a lesbian scene did not make the final cut because it was too long.
In an interview with Yahoo Movies UK, director JA Bayona also said that a clip from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which revealed the sexuality of paleo-veterinarian Zia Rodriguez (Daniella Pineda), was cut out because it disrupted the flow of the movie.
“The whole thing came as a surprise to us. We always thought of Zia as lesbian,” he told the entertainment website.
“And then the scene where she was actually talking about it…it was a very long scene and it broke the pace of the whole movie so we decided to cut it.”
Jurassic World’s lesbian scene was early in movie
Pineda had previously said that producers felt the scene showing her character’s sexuality wasn’t “relevant to the story, but it was a little glimmer into who she is.”
She told Yahoo: “Originally the cut was two hours and 40 minutes, and they were like, ‘This is too long.’”