Alrighty, so if you've seen the 1993 movie Jurassic Park, then you're likely very aware of the romance between Laura Dern's Ellie Sattler and Sam Neill's Alan Grant.
Perhaps, less commented on is the age difference between Laura and Sam, given that Laura was just 23 when the movie was shot, and Sam was 44.
Well, ahead of both actors appearing in the new Jurassic World Dominion movie, Laura and Sam discussed their age difference with the Sunday Times.
“Laura was a tender age," Sam recalled. “I am 20 years older than Laura! Which at the time was a completely appropriate age difference for a leading man and lady!"
“It never occurred to me until I opened a magazine and there was an article called ‘Old geezers and gals.’ People like Harrison Ford and Sean Connery acting with much younger people," he continued. “And there I was, on the list.”
As for Laura, she said her thoughts on the matter had evolved with time. “Well, it felt completely appropriate to fall in love with Sam Neill," she said.
Laura continued, "It was only now, when we returned in a moment of cultural awareness about the patriarchy, that I was, like, ‘Wow! We’re not the same age?’”