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    "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" Cut Out A Lesbian Reveal Scene

    "I understood why they cut it β€” for sake of time," actor Daniella Pineda said of her scene with Chris Pratt.

    In an interview with Build, actor Daniella Pineda said her Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom character Zia Rodriguez β€” a newcomer to the action franchise β€” had a scene revealing that she's lesbian, but that the scene was cut for time.

    Jaimie Trueblood

    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."

    Universal Studios

    Pineda said she understood why the scene was cut, and she appreciated that the scene would have given more insight to her character.

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    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.

    Marvel Studios

    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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