Giant statue of sexy Jeff Goldblum from Jurassic Park unveiled to mark film’s 25th anniversary
A 25ft long statue of heartthrob Jeff Goldblum has been installed next to Tower Bridge, London, to celebrate 25 years since Jurassic Park hit the big screens.
The Jurassic-sized sculpture in Potters Field is a nod to one of the original 1993 film’s most iconic scenes, when Goldblum’s character, mathematician Dr Ian Malcolm, unbuttons his shirt and reclines following a Tyrannosaurus Rex attack.
The moment has been memorialised in Jurassic Park history, with thousands of memes created and shared by fans across the world.
The huge Goldblum statue – weighing 150 kg – was unveiled by NOW TV, and took 250 hours to make.
In March, Goldblum discussed the infamous scene with Yahoo, telling the publication: ““It’s supposed to be Costa Rica, right? So things are hot and I’m sure I’m in some sort of fever. So all the logic is that we gotta get some of these wet clothes off immediately.
“As I remember, I don’t think anybody fought me on that.”
The fifth movie from the Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, starring Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt, was released in June.
Actor Daniella Pineda, who plays paleo-veterinarian Dr Zia Rodriguez, told Yahoo Entertainment that her character was going to reveal that she is a lesbian.
The scene would have happened quite early on in the film, the actress said in the interview.
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In the scene, she said, her character and Owen (Chris Pratt) are driving in a military vehicle together, while on a rescue mission to Jurassic World to evacuate some of the dinosaurs before a volcano erupts.
“I look at Chris and I’m like: ‘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’d do it.’”
Pineda joked about how she was “looking at Chris Pratt, the hottest guy in the world, and I’m like, ‘It would gross me out, but I guess I would do it!’ It was also cool because it was a little insight into my character. But they cut it.”
Pineda said the creative team of director J.A. Bayona and producer Colin Trevorrow wanted her character to reveal her sexuality but had to make the decision to nix the scene as the original cut of the film was too long.