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07th Jun 2022

Jurassic World Dominion stars celebrated emotional final day with an Irish poem

Rory Cashin

“We had a profound, impactful scene to finish on. It was beautiful.”

Over 30 years on since the release of Jurassic Park, and nearly a full decade since the arrival of Jurassic World, this franchise is finally coming to an end.

While there will always be talk or another sequel, or another reboot, the Jurassic series as we know it is now ever, with Jurassic World Dominion bringing together the headlining casts of the Park movies (Laura Dern, Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum) and the World movies (Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt) for one final dino-filled hurrah.

Ahead of the release of the movie, JOE caught up with stars Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt:

With all of that combined history with everyone involved in making this sixth Jurassic movie, we asked if the final day of shooting was particularly emotional?

Bryce told us: “Yeah, it was an incredible day of shooting, because we were all together. [to Chris Pratt] Remember in the helicopter? That was our last thing that we filmed, which was unreal. And Jeff Goldblum recited a George Bernard Shaw poem. Honestly, it was an amazing day and amazing night.”

Chris added: “Testament to Colin [Trevorrow, director] that he slated it that that would be our last scene. He was really mindful about the experience. Because obviously the destination is June 10th, sit down, watch the film, it’s fantastic. But the journey getting to there has been really exceptional. Super rewarding, really challenging through Covid, and everything that has led up to it.

“It was really a tough one, and so extraordinary that he planned it out like that. He was so thoughtful and mindful, he just killed it in every single way. But in making sure that we had a profound, impactful scene to finish on. That we were all together in this helicopter. It was beautiful.”

When we asked director and co-writer Colin Trevorrow the same question (full interview below), who also directed 2015’s Jurassic World, and he told us the following:

“It was emotional. There were so many people who had reason to be emotional. You have Laura, Sam and Jeff, who have had this as part of their life for 30 years. And then Chris and Bryce and I, who have been a part of it for seven, eight, nine years, depending on who you’re talking to. So we’ve had family since, our kids have grown up.

“And to be able to share that experience with everyone all at once was amazing, because oftentimes people wrap at different moments, but we wrapped our film with the entire group. Which, to me, I’ll never forget.”

We also chatted to Jurassic World newbies DeWanda Wise & Mamoudou Athie, and you can check out our chats with them right here.

Jurassic World Dominion arrives in Irish cinemas on Friday, 10 June.

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