Is One of the Original Jurassic Park Cast Members About to Return?

Saturday, July 14, 2018


After Jeff Goldblum made his return to the Jurassic Park franchise in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, we've been anticipating which other original cast members could make a comeback.

And luckily, the person we'd most like to see return seems open to the possibility.

Speaking to Deadline, Laura Dern, who played Dr Ellie Sattler in the original 1993 film, didn't rule out making an appearance in the next Jurassic World movie, instead teasing: "I think you have to ask the filmmakers."

But Dern did go on to explain why it would make sense to see Dr Sattler again.

"It's a good time for powerful, feminist characters to be honoured," Dern said. "I loved Ellie. I feel the proudest that a feminist, sassy, take-no-prisoners energy, who was integral to the storyline in saving the day, was honoured.

"I've had so many kids – boys and girls – for a couple decades now, come up to me saying, 'I became a palaeontologist because of you'. And I love that it's boys and girls."


And Dern is particularly fond of the character, who also made a cameo in 1997's The Lost World: Jurassic Park – plus, she loves dinosaurs.

"You realise, that's when you feel really lucky to be part of something iconic, that it can shape a path for a person," Dern added.

"That's really moving. I love her, and I love dinosaurs, and there is something extraordinary about getting to live out something that we all carry from childhood."