In an interview with Build, actor Daniella Pineda said her Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom character Zia Rodriguez — a newcomer to the action franchise — had a scene revealing that she's lesbian, but that the scene was cut for time.
Pineda said it was a scene in which she and Owen, played by Chris Pratt, are hiding in a military vehicle filled with mercenaries. Zia takes a look at Owen and says, "Yeah. Square jaw. Good bone structure. Tall. Muscles. I don't date men, but if I did, it would be you. It would gross me out, but I would do it."
Pineda said she understood why the scene was cut, and she appreciated that the scene would have given more insight to her character.
Pineda does not pitch the scene as an "exclusively gay moment" like other big film releases with supposed LGBT representation, but the film does fall in line with movies like Black Panther, which was accused of cutting queer storylines.
BuzzFeed News has reached out to Universal Pictures and a representative for director J.A. Bayona for comment on who made the decision to cut the scene in the film, which opens Friday.
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